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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

"The Word Became Flesh"


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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. John 1:14 ESV



The word became flesh, what a profound thought. The spoken, written word of God became a living being. The word was no longer just something to be heard, but to be experienced. The word was to be experienced in the person of Jesus the Christ. Jesus made the word of God tangible. He brought the word to life!

The word of God lived among us. He wasn’t just a face in the crowd, but the one that moved the crowd. The Glory of God walking the streets and interacting with people of all walks of life. God’s Son showing the Father to the world. Touching, hearing, speaking and loving God’s people as one of them.

The word of God demonstrating God’s grace towards man and sharing God’s truth with them. Through His direct contact with humanity Jesus showed the world what God is really like and how He wants all of us to live. We no longer have to simply obey a list of commands, we must simply follow the example of God’s WORD Jesus.

So today, those of us who have come to know God’s word through Jesus are without excuse. We must live as He did. We must let the word show in our lives. Let’s make contact with others, so they can experience the word of God too.

© 2013 Leo J. Woodman

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