Friday, 25 December 2020
“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.” -John 1:14
As the world celebrates the birth of Jesus, the very essence of His coming is faded in the merrymaking of the season. How would we present Jesus that people would take their eyes off from all the festivity and capture a glimpse of the Radiance of Christ which the lights of the season can’t offer? John’s Gospel portrays Jesus as the Son of God. As we meditate today’s reading, He is going to kindle in us a believing faith in Christ’s first coming that will lead us to salvation.
HE CAME AS:
The Audible Revelation of God -[V.1] Bible Scholars tell us that after the last prophet in the Old Testament, there was 500 years of silence ,when God did not speak to his people. They were in captivity and were hoping and waiting for their deliverer. It’s at this juncture God sent his Son to preach The Kingdom of God. He preached of a kingdom not of this earth but a heavenly one in which he is preparing a people born of the Spirit.
The Giver of Life- [V.4] In a world where people have enrolled themselves for ‘The Art of Living’, Jesus the very embodiment of life calls us to himself to experience Real Life and not an illusion of life. In John 11:25&26, Jesus says, “I am the resurrection and life. He who believes in me will live even though he dies, and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.” Isn’t this what scientist are trying to find-- ways to live longer? This is offered to us in Christ!
The One True Light- [V.4] Jesus declares that “He is the Light of the world.” (John 8:12) He made this statement right after He forgave the woman caught in adultery. There may be people around us living in moral darkness. Jesus says that if we walk with him, we will continually walk in the light and there will be nothing that we need to hide. Are you still living in guilt, fear and shame? If so just walk with t