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Aug 23, 2020

Scripture Reading: John 1:14-18

There is no event in human history of more wonder and majesty and significance than the incarnation of the second person of the Trinity.  The Creator and Owner of everything that is, became a human being.  He walked on the earth He created.  He ate the food that existed because He made it.  The Creator became a creature.  As Michael Card wrote in his song … "Eternity stepped into time."

It is staggering to consider the magnitude of what happened when God the Son became a man.  John 1:18 tells us that when people saw Jesus they saw God … "the only God, who is at the Father's side, he [the Son] has made him [the Father] known."  Christ is the fullest revelation of God to humanity.

"All that mortal man is capable of knowing about God the Father is fully revealed to us by God the Son. . . . In Christ's words, and deeds, and life, and death, we learn as much concerning God the Father as our feeble minds can at present bear" (J. C. Ryle, Expository Thoughts on John, 1:26).

The strengthening application of the reality that God the Son became flesh is seen in John 1:16.  "And from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace."  Like successive waves lapping onto the shore, Christ's grace sustains, comforts, and encourages us, as one wave of divine grace gives way to another.  There can scarcely be a more strengthening reality than the grace of Jesus in all our troubles and tears.