The Word became flesh

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

David

Advertisements

About dwwork

The name of this blog is taken from 1 Peter 3:13 - “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience. This verse became special to me over ten years ago when I was asked to teach an adult Sunday school class on Christian apologetics. This interest grew over the years to the point that I took some graduate level classes in apologetics. I think the best way to be prepared to give and answer to everyone who asks is to know scripture. It is my hope that through these short devotionals the reader will become more familiar with each verse. I have tried when possible to make them personal hoping in some small way to show that God’s word written over two thousand years ago is still relevant today. In the writing of these short devotionals I have been able to better understand how God’s word impacts my life. It is my hope that you too will come closer to our Lord Jesus and develop a closer relationship with Him. Finally, if the reader finds anything in conflict with scripture please let me know. God’s word is the final authority always overrules anything I might write. David
This entry was posted in Bible, Christmas, Devotional, God, Gospel of John and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s