Friday, October 4, 2013

God Became Man by Pastor Glenn

As we at Woodville Baptist Church continue our journey through The Story, we come to the birth of Jesus. So we are celebrating Christmas in October. Every Christmas we celebrate Jesus, God’s Son, being born as a baby in a manger. However, Christmas is missed if we only think of the baby in the manger. There is so much more to it than that.

“And the Word was made flesh” (John 1:14) or became man. The Word became incarnated or flesh. The Word was made flesh and made His dwelling among us (John 1:14). The Word, who was God, was made flesh (John 1:1 and 14).

When Jesus came to this earth men saw in Him the splendor of God, and at the heart of that splendor was love. When Jesus came to this earth men saw the wonder of God, and the center of that wonder was love. When Jesus came men saw that God’s glory and God’s love were one and the same thing.

The astounding feature of God – the really amazing thing is that God took flesh, human flesh. Why? He became one with us human beings in order that we might become one with Him. He shared in our flesh in order that we might share in His divinity.

That fact alone is so amazing that none of us can truly get our minds wrapped around it. The Almighty God, Creator of all things, wants so badly to have a personal relationship with each of us that He allowed Himself to become a human so we can better understand and relate to Him. God became flesh so each of us would have the opportunity to share with Him in His heaven for all eternity.

Mind blown! Reasoning gone! Why would He do such a thing? Because His love is so great for us. Christmas show us what lengths God will go to have a personal relationship with you and me. God is the central character of this grand story of the Bible. It is all about Him and His desire to be in a relationship with the crown of His creation - people. God created the world with the grand vision of dwelling together with us in the world. It is God’s supreme passion to be with you.

Wow! We are invited to soak in the fact that the God of the universe wants to be with us more than anything on earth, literally. However, God won’t force this relationship. God gave us freedom of choice. What is your choice?

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