In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.
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.
About the Image:
I am reading a wonderful, thoughtful book during Advent written by Andreas J. Köstenberger and Alexander Stewart, The First Days of Jesus: The Story of the Incarnation. Today I read the chapter based on John 1 and I was blown away by these words - actually I cried when I read them and I quote them here:
You see, the Gospels don’t give us the gospel in the form of abstract propositions or a list of creedal formulas. Instead, God, through the four Evangelists, has given us an incredible treasure trove: reliable accounts of Jesus, God-in-the-flesh, pitching his tent among us and showing us how God would have us live. To be sure, we are not Jesus. But in the power of the Holy Spirit, we can aim consciously to follow the example of the God-man who once lived in our midst and still empowers the mission of his people.
The image is a picture of Thomas, my husband, holding our grandson, Thomas’ hand when he was only a few days old. As you look at this picture of the small hand of an infant in the large hand of his grandfather, rejoice in the hope of the incarnation and be amazed again by the grace and love of God the Father and Jesus Christ.
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