The Word Made Flesh
14 And the Word became flesh, and [k]dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of [l]the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. 15 John *testified about Him and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me [m]has a higher rank than I, for He existed before me.’” 16 For of His fullness [n]we have all received, and [o]grace upon grace. 17 For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth [p]were realized through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him.
At the heart of the Christmas season, and the Nativity, is an Incarnational reality. As a matter of fact, Christianity itself is at its heart Incarnational. Incarnation means that God is able to make visible His presence on this Earth, particularly through Human flesh. When God clothed Himself in the Body of the Christ, and Jesus revealed Him, that was Incarnational. Jesus, as the second Adam, accomplished what the first Adam, and all Mankind were created to do; be image bearers and reveal the likeness of God. Mans destiny is to glorify God by revealing Him, not by imitation, but by union with His indwelling life, allowing Him to reveal Himself through man.
In our new birth there is restored to us what was lost in Adams fall, so that we can fulfill the destiny we were created for. The very life of Jesus by the person of the Holy Spirit was placed inside of us so that we could be the Incarnational people we are called to be. Colossians 1:27. This is our destiny, and our true identity. We are a Galations 2:20 people. This is what makes the Christian life so awesome, and so limitless in its potential.
Just think, you now are the body through which He lives. His feet to walk with; His hands to work with; His eyes to see with; His ears to hear with; His mouth to speak through; His mind to think with: His heart to love with. How can you not have a great day?!!!