Grace For Your Day December 20

This year Christmas day falls on a Sunday and we will be gathering to worship!
We will complete our three-part series on John chapter 1 and I get to bring us home with John 1:14.

And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.

This is one of the most incredible verses of the Bible. It embodies the fact that Jesus, the Son of God, the second person of the Trinity, was born and lived among us. Physically came in the flesh. Fully man, yet fully God. Chew on that a little while!

We choose at this time of the year to remember His birth. Humble. Lowly. Yet accompanied by a multitude of angels saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased.”

He came to show us the Father. To reveal His glory. How the angels responded should give us a clue as to the significance of that birth. He came to show how we can be reconciled to God, our relationship restored, our sins forgiven, and to die for you and me.

Jesus, the Word, left heaven and the right hand of God, in obedience to the Father, and what’s more, he had to come. The plan would be incomplete without that. It’s so important, in fact, that the Bible says you cannot be a Christian without believing this.

But as astounding, and riveting as this good news was and is, His first coming pales in comparison to the promise of the second coming. The first as a baby, the second as a King, the Word of God, King of Kings, and Lord of lords.

Come and join us Sunday as we examine the greatest gift the world has ever received.
Quentin Smith