Friday, December 6, 2013

Why The Incarnation



This morning I read this devotional during my quiet time, and thought it was too beautiful not to share.
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"And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us." John 1:14

Our heavenly Father yearned through the centuries and the rise and fall of civilizations to redeem His needy people. He never ceased to reach out to His prodigal family. He did this in every possible way: through the glories of His creation, through the immeasurable gifts He gave them: through the words of the prophets and teachers. He dispatched His servants with countless messages that said the same thing in ten thousand ways: "Come home, come home! You are loved now and forever."

In the end and at long last, in the fulness of time, God himself made the journey. He poured His Godhead into flesh and blood and visited the earth as a man. He walked among us- a King in disguise, the Creator among His creatures. He entered our world through a doorway called Bethlehem and the world was changed forever.

That's something to celebrate! That's the reason it's a merry Christmas. The Word became flesh and dwelled among us. He is your Emmanuel today- God with us... God with you.

From "Discovery" by David Jeremiah.

He is God incarnate: not man becoming God, but God coming into human flesh, coming into it from the outside. His Life is the Highest and the Holiest entering in at the lowliest door

-Oswald Chambers 

2 comments:

  1. Dear Sarah ... so beautiful! I hope that you have a blessed weekend! Hugs ♥ Teri

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  2. Hello, I am blessed to know this King of Kings, for He is the reason that we can be Merry and Bright, because it is His light!
    I just want to thank you for being such a kind woman of God and a sweet blogging sister in Christ!
    Merry Christmas Always, Roxy

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