The Word: What I Saw

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. ” (John 1:14)

Jesus, the Word, the logos, became flesh. As God, Jesus had always existed, but now he had become one of us (without becoming any less of God). And he didn’t come to visit for a holiday. He wasn’t a curious god on vacation. He “made his dwelling” here. He lived here. He experienced every temptation humans do. He worked himself to exhaustion. He slept, ate, and waited. He made friends and went to dinner parties. He told the truth.

book2_350He was human.

John reports that he and others saw Jesus, the Word, with their own eyes. And not just him, but his glory. (Is John talking about the transfiguration that he and two other disciples witnessed as described in Matthew 17?) He reports that everything Jesus claimed is true. He really did come from God the Father. And He did come with grace – free forgiveness of sin for all who believe and receive. Jesus is the truth. John saw it all.

Think: If you were describing Jesus from your own personal eyewitness point of view, what would you have to report about him? What difference has he made in your own personal life that you can point to as evidence of his grace and truth?

Pray: Thank God for what Jesus has done for you.

Do: Write down a few bullet points of your experience with Jesus. What has he done in your life? How has knowing God through him changed you?