“The Word Became Flesh”

The meaning or the reason for Christmas is the wonderful fact that God became Man. The apostle John is very explicit: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 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” (John 1:1&14). Charles Wesley captured the significance of Christmas in his famous carol, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, “Veiled in flesh the Godhead see;
Hail th’incarnate Deity, Pleased with us in flesh to dwell,
Jesus our Emmanuel.”
What a glorious thought, “God became man!” The glory of Christ beheld by the apostles we too can see but only by faith. To those who refuse to believe, His gory is veiled. The apostle Paul wrote, “But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, 4 whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them” (2Cor.4:3-4). That “good news” or gospel of the glory of Christ is that God became man at Christmas, and as a perfect man died on the cross for our sins and rose again that all who believe in Him may have eternal life! If you haven’t, will you this holiday season receive the greatest gift ever given – eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ the Lord?!