The Word became flesh

John 1:14  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.

How can we know God?  How can we see Him?  There is so much deep truth revealed in the first chapter of the Gospel according to John.  We find that Jesus existed from eternity along with God the Father and the Holy Spirit.  We find that all things were made through Him.  And we find that He became the image of God to man.

Paul spoke of this truth also in Colossians 1:15: “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation” and in verse 19 “For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell”.  On that first Christmas, God truly came down to man.  He walked this earth and did the things that humans do.  He ate, drank, slept, worked, and learned.  He got dirty and hungry and needed rest like anyone else.  He did that for you, so that you could know Him.

God made a way for us to be closer to Him and to see Him.  For those who lived during the right period in time, God walked in their midst.  For us today, He’s revealed through the Bible, God’s Word. He’s there for us because He was born into humanity that night in Bethlehem.  The Christmas story began before time existed.