December 25

John 1:1-14

“And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth.” vs. 14

The prologue to the gospel of John powerfully states that all things came into existence through the Word, which can also be known as the Christ. To put it in modern terms, the DNA of the Christ has been imprinted on the universe from the beginning. More than that, the Christ is the source of life and light, a light that shines in the darkness and that enlightens all people. Not only is every person created in the image of God, we have each also been infused with the light of Christ. As we let that light shine before others we reveal the glory of God for all to see and enjoy. More particularly, John believed that the Christ or Word had become flesh and was fully revealed in the person of Jesus. If John was right, this means that in Jesus we can see the full extent of God’s love for us. And as we study his words and actions we get a vision of how the precious gift of life is to be used. Then, as we devote ourselves to Jesus by walking in his Way, we are led to drink deeply of the precious grace and peace that is God’s Christmas gift to all. How blessed we are when we remember that Christmas is the beginning of our walk with Christ, and not the end!

Thought for the Day: What was my best Christmas gift this year?

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