Reluctantly, she agreed. In the flesh. (9)  The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. 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. There is only one God, and the only way to Him is through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ (John 14:6). She loved Jacob dearly, and each day she helped him with the lighthouse duties, and she became as proficient at the job as he was. Yet even in human skin and burdened with human mortality, God's glory could not be hidden. Amen! The thought is nice but it is the gift that counts. (4)  In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. But rather that the Word became flesh and lived among us. Some of us are afraid of being alone in life with no one to love or be loved by. John 1:14. I might have totally messed up what he actually said but that is the line that caught me. I tell her that “I thought about buying a special gift for you today.” If she bites and asks what it was, then I say “Well, I didn’t actually buy it. No, God's ultimate message, his "Word," is Jesus. All around us are lights; Christmas lights. HEARTLIGHT is a registered service mark of Heartlight, Inc. | Privacy Policy. Except where noted, scripture quotations are taken from the Easy-to-Read Version © 2001 by Bible League International. (6)  There was a man sent from God whose name was John. Not a figment of our imagination but a figure in our midst. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. So the Word became human and made his home among us. But over time, little by little, she unpacked, arranged, decorated and settled in. Just three words: “Mind the Light.”. Entries (RSS) and Comments (RSS). (8)  He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light. Just as those Christmas lights light up Lakeside, Jesus calls us to be light to others. When Jesus came down in flesh and walked this earth, God’s glory (as it was in the tabernacle) lived among us. Kindly share your thoughts with the “Leave a Reply” form at the end of the devotional. Jesus has known our hunger, our cold, smelled the smoke from our fires, and shared fellowship with friends. When I think that God has given us Christ and how He died and rose again, I realize I have nothing to fear. Your email address will not be published. All the tour guides are visually impaired. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. John 1:14-18; John 5:24; John 12:44-50; Comments. Heartlight Provides Positive Resources for Daily Christian Living. When Jesus left, He left us the Holy Spirit. The phrase made his home among us implies the same meaning as God’s Shekinah glory living in the tabernacle. John 1:14-18, Years ago there was a series of videotaped interviews of famous theologians and religious thinkers that came to our church as a Sunday School curriculum. The One who created light became the Light of the World. Try to picture Him already there. Something told her what news it was bringing; that something was so very wrong. And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth. They fell in love, and he took her there as his bride. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. The law indeed was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. Required fields are marked *. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Eugene Peterson, in his translation of the Bible called “The Message,” captures this more intimate, even “home-y” sense of John’s confession by translating it, “The Word became flesh and blood and moved into the neighborhood.”. One day, Jacob caught a cold while tending the light. After the funeral, Kate stayed on at the lighthouse, She wrote, Every morning when the sun comes up, I stand at the porthole and look towards his grave. It is God the only Son, who is close to the Father’s heart, who has made him known. Where do you long for His fellowship? It is that fellowship that makes this season Christmas. The Lakeside Annual Fund Supports Life-changing Programs like MGM, Kind Portrait Program: About Matthew Greene Photography, Lake Erie Algal Blooms 2020: Forecast and Report Card. They gave gifts of appreciation and admiration and then went home a different way; different people who knew how to live for God. We can’t remember the first time that we heard the stories of Jesus. The One who provided for the whole world depended on sustenance from others. Prayer: Dear God, remind us that you understand us better than we do ourselves and are always available to us, eager to listen to and support us. Change ). God came near. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Kate Walker was living in Sandy Hook, N.J. when she first met Jacob Walker. Not just that the Word became flesh in general, as if to demonstrate solidarity with us in principle. (5)  The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. (3)  Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. Advent Conspiracy devotional #25. The lights bring the joy of the Christmas season. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. God was not content just to proclaim his message to us — his "Word"! And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth. The One who was all powerful became defenseless. He’s taking up residence. At first, she refused to unpack her trunks and boxes because she was upset about the isolation. As a teen, Christmas was often followed by a few days outdoors with the guys: knee deep in snow, no cabin or tents, just a spruce bough lean-to deep in the woods. He was the keeper of the Sandy Hook Lighthouse. God became touchable. In the old testament, the Shekinah (the presence of God’s glory) resided in the tabernacle – Exodus 25:8). We know they learned from someone and we know that lines stretches all the way back to John and to Jesus. To further understand John 1:14, let’s read more cross-reference verses –. Sometimes I’m afraid of cancer; sometimes I’m afraid of war. Lord Jesus, I accept Your Word as the truth. 1 JOHN 1. What do we know of God? Rather, John is saying that the glory of the Lord, the glory that was always too much for mortal eyes to see unveiled, has now taken on our form, our life and our lot, and become intimately accessible to us. No one has ever seen God. Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given. His cold turned into pneumonia. All rights reserved. He was with God when God created heaven, earth, and all its glory. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site. Far from the universalism at the core of Harnack’s definition of Christianity, true, biblical faith is essentially exclusivistic.

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