God’s gift to the world: Himself

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And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory,

glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 1:14

Wasn’t it just like God to become man?

The name of the college text is long forgotten, as is the name of the author, but the words still ring true. Because, yes, it was just like God to become man. This is the lasting reality of Advent, that God himself took on the form of a man, and encountered us in our humanity, our brokenness, our need.


the incarnational reality of Christmas is also the demand on our lives.

Even as Christ “became flesh and dwelt among us,” so must we dwell among the hurting, the outcast, the widow, the orphan. We become the Good News for them as we live out the promise of God in their presence.


this Christmas, let us celebrate God’s gift of himself by giving ourselves to those He loves.

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