I had planned to continue with some more thoughts on John’s Prologue (John 1:1-18) but in light of the Christmas season celebrating the birth of the Savior, I wanted to tie that theme in with what John reveals to us about Jesus’ coming.
When John writes that “the Word became flesh and dwelt among us,” do we really understand what that means? What images come to mind when you hear this text preached or the doctrine of the Incarnation exposited?
For me this Christmas season, I think of one thing: Jesus, God the Son, came as a baby—a helpless, slobbering, pooping, peeing, baby totally dependant upon a teenage girl and a man who KNEW he was not His biological father.
Out of the nonsensicality of this earthly arrangement and the chaos of human angst on the part of Mary and Joseph comes the most incredible love story written.
Only a God who moves in the ironic could weave a story where the heroic figure is Himself clothed in the humble abode of human flesh.
But even as we celebrate the birth of the Savior, let’s remember that He didn’t stay a baby and that this Savior is still the Lion of Judah who will return for His own.
Amen and amen!