Christmas is: The Word Made Flesh

Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas – a series of daily posts about, you guessed it – Christmas. If you’re just finding us, you may like to start at day 12 and make your way through from there. Thanks for dropping by!

9th Day of Christmas – The Word Made Flesh

The 10th Day of Christmas revealed that Jesus is the Eternal Son of God. Jesus is very God.

No one has ever seen God (1 John 4:12). God is a spirit (John 4:24), and is therefore invisible.

But 2,000 years ago, God became a man – a man that we humans could look upon and see. Fully God, the Son clothed Himself in flesh and stepped down into time upon this fallen earth, becoming also fully man.

The apostle John, the beloved disciple of Jesus, writes in his gospel:

“No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.” John 1:18

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…….” John 1:1

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14

It’s called the Incarnation and it is the crux of Christmas. It’s mind-boggling, supernatural, yet true and real. And we must believe it if we are to understand and know the one true God of the Bible.

This blog post from Grace to You (John MacArthur) explains it much better than I can. I encourage you to read the full post, and, if you have time, listen to the sermon that is linked there. Here’s a snippet of what he says about John 1:14(verse above):

“There is a supernatural reality going on here that John explains, and it is critical for us to understand. The non-negotiable reality that we celebrate at this time of year is that the eternal God, the infinite, transcendent, all-knowing, all-powerful, all-present, everlastingly unchanging, eternal God of the universe became a human being. That is the message.”

“I will declare the decree: The LORD has said to Me, ‘You are my Son, today I have begotten You.'” Psalm 2:7

12. Jesus is our hope.

11. He is not just a babe in a manger – He holds our heart beat and life in His hands as Almighty God.

10. Jesus existed in eternity past before He was born a babe in a manger. He is the eternal Son of God.

9. The eternal God Almighty humbled Himself, clothed Himself in human flesh, was born as a babe, and dwelt among us.

It matters that we know this.

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