John 1:1, 12-14: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name 13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.”
Jesus was there when this universe was designed, planned, and created. He was there when the waters sprang from the ground making the seas. He was there when the animals were created; in fact it was He who created. The scripture says that Jesus was the word, and the word was God. It also says that the word became flesh and dwelt among us. That would be Jesus. It was He the very one, who walked on this earth, who touched the leper, healed the sick, and gave sight to the blind. It was God almighty in flesh, all God, all man that would stoop low to touch and see face to face the creation He so adored. One of the titles given to Jesus throughout the scriptures was Immanuel. In the Gospel of Matthew it says, "Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel," which is translated, "God with us." 1:23
It was God who walked among them, who healed them, and taught them. It is God through the Holy Spirit that is among us today, who heals us today, and teaches us today. Almighty God thought so much of His people that He was willing to walk on the streets of Jerusalem to bring His good news to the people He loved them, and was willing to walk the road to Golgotha, to sacrifice Himself for you and for me. The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, but why? Why would God do this, and for what purpose would a Holy God touch a sinful world?
Verse 12 says, “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name” He did this thing because He wants us to be a part of His family. This world is slipping away and there are consequences for sin. He does not want us to spend eternity apart from Him. All He asks from us, all He seeks from us, is for us to acknowledge what He did for us, and to start a relationship with Him. All you have to do is to start a conversation with him, and ask Jesus to come into your life and start a relationship with you. Will you do that today?
Old Testament: 1 Kings 16-18 New Testament John 1:29-51