1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 He was with God in the beginning.
3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.
4 In him was life, and that life was the light of men.
5 The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.
6 There came a man who was sent from God; his name was John.
7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe.
8 He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.
9 The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world.
10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.
11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.
12 Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God--
13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God.
14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
We begin our new year with the simple staggering truth found in the above mentioned scripture: The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.Without doubt this one is the most amazing statements made in Scripture.William Barclay, the Bible commentator said," It might well be held that this is the greatest verse in the New Testament.
'The Word became flesh' phrase separates Christianity from every other religion on earth.The gospel of Jesus Christ is not merely an exhortation( telling us to do something) but an exhibition( showing us what God has done for us)
Let this truth astonish us today : The one who is infinite be-came finite.God became man and dwelt with us.Jesus is the link be-tween heaven and earth( like the vision that Jacob saw in Genesis 28:12 of a stairway resting on earth and its top reaching to heaven)
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