And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14
Have you ever started to do some repair work only to find out that you were hopelessly in over your head? I have more times that I care to admit. You have parts everywhere and no idea how they all go back together. Maybe by this time you opened the manual you received originally but it is too late. All you can do is call in the expert and hope you have not messed things up beyond repair. But you know the worst part is having to admit you started a job you could not finish to the expert.
Well, that is where humanity was when God sent down His Son on that day in Bethlehem. We had really messed things up. So much so our relationship with God was beyond our ability to repair it. It was time to call in the expert, Jesus. Only Jesus knew how to repair what was broken.
So as John so brilliantly put it the Word became flesh. The Logos that is God took on human form and became a baby lying in a cattle feed trough in a barn in a small suburb of Jerusalem. This little baby would be the salvation of the world. This little baby would save the world and reconcile each of us to God. This little baby.
Oh, it would not happen immediately. The little baby would grow to manhood before He began the work that was His from before time began. He would not leave until the job was done. He made sure we could be reconciled with God. He fixed what we had broken.
And the best part? He did not charge us anything. Even though we broke it He paid the price to repair it. There were no smirks from this repairman. No condescending looks or how could you mess things up so badly. No, the only looks this repairman gave us were looks of love.
How is your life? Is it broken beyond repair? I have good news of great joy for everybody, a little baby born in a manger grew up and made all the repairs you need. All you have to do is call on Him and ask for His help. It is there for the taking and you will never imagine how much He will change your life for the better. And the really good news is this repair is guaranteed for eternity, parts and labor included.
Have a blessed day, and a Happy New Year