Jesus Is God Come Near

So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. – John 1:14

God was not content just to proclaim his message to us — his “Word”! God wasn’t satisfied that prophets could reveal his message to us — his “Word”! God wasn’t willing that his message, his “Word,” be confined to a book. No, God’s ultimate message, his “Word,” is Jesus. God’s message, God’s “Word,” is Jesus coming in human flesh to live as one of us to reveal God to us. This incarnation made grace accessible, touchable, and available to human eyes. Yet even in human skin and burdened with human mortality, God’s glory could not be hidden. God’s “unfailing love and faithfulness” are revealed in Jesus. God came near. God became touchable. God’s message became real in Jesus, the “Word”! Holy and loving God, my Abba Father, thank you for the Scriptures, the prophets, the scribes, and the scholars. Thank you most of all for Jesus, who is your Word in human skin. Thank you for coming to my world and showing me how to live and how much you love me. As I journey through the Gospel of John this year, please make your presence and your will known to me as I get to know your Son better. Hebrews 1:1-3 – 2 Timothy 3:14-15 – 2 Corinthians 1:20