December 13 – Grace and Truth

“And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14 (NASB)

The signs of Christmas are all around us. We’ve seen the lights for some time and are now hearing the music of Christmas.  The true meaning of this celebration is found in today’s verse from the first chapter of the Gospel of John. While Christ as God was uncreated and eternal, the word “became” emphasizes Christ’s taking on humanity. This is a most profound promise that the Infinite became finite; the Eternal was conformed to time and space; the Invisible became visible; the supernatural One humbled Himself  nd became natural. But God the Son did not cease to be God. He became God in human flesh, and was undiminished deity in human form as a man. As a disciple who knew and walked with Jesus, John says that they got to see His glory. The glory the disciples saw was in His person because He was God in human form. John and those who saw Jesus when He was here on earth understood the event that we celebrate at Christmas.  This Christmas season, remember the promise that Jesus is with us today and we can see His glory each day because He lives in us.