They fell in love, and he took her there as his bride. Heartlight is supported by loving Christians from around the world. Where in the midst of this Christmas Day do you need to find Jesus most? Posted by DJL on Dec 19, 2014 in Advent Devotions | 0 comments. is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Not a figment of our imagination but a figure in our midst. Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. May we keep God close, and share His story of Salvation. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. Not just that the Word became flesh in general, as if to demonstrate solidarity with us in principle. The tabernacle, you see, was the tent the Israelites built to house the Ark of the Covenant (think Raiders of the Lost Ark) and to contain God’s holy presence after the Exodus and through their wanderings and conquest of the holy land right up until they built the Temple of Jerusalem. 1 John 1:1-4 We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. 2020 © InfoDots Media 63/66 Hatton Garden, Fifth Floor Suite 23, London, EC1N 8LE. But rather that the Word became flesh and lived among us. John 1:14-18 - John 1:14 TODAY IN THE WORD Dialog in the Dark is not a typical exhibition. His last words to here were, “Mind the light, Kate.”, A few nights later, while Kate tended the light, she saw a boat coming. They both knew full well how the ships at sea depended on them. The phrase made his home among us implies the same meaning as God’s Shekinah glory living in the tabernacle. Among us. To give context to our focus verse for today (John 1:14), let’s read some verses before and after the focus verse. God came near. Eventually, he became so ill that it was necessary to take him to the hospital where he could receive better care. God's "unfailing love and faithfulness" are revealed in Jesus. In Jesus' name, I pray. So John is suggesting – well, more than suggesting, actually claiming and confessing – that Jesus, the Word made flesh, is the means by which we now have access to God’s presence. Try to picture Him already there. Entries (RSS) and Comments (RSS). In addition to helping him with the lighthouse, she also kept a garden and raised vegetables and flowers. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. John 1:12–13. When Jesus left, He left us the Holy Spirit. Sometimes I’m afraid of cancer; sometimes I’m afraid of war. The lights bring the joy of the Christmas season. About This Devotional. However, Jesus is also The Word that became flesh and lives among us. And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth. Our neighborhood, right next door, available 24/7, whenever we want to call or stop by. So the Word became human and made his home among us. Used by permission. (11)  He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Bible Verses About God’s Unconditional Love, Ecclesiastes 10:2 Study: Context, Facts and Life Lessons, “Love is Patient Love is Kind” Bible Quote Explained, Luke 9:23 Study: Context, Facts and Life Lessons, And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son. Required fields are marked *. However, Jesus is … As I journey through the Gospel of John this year, please make your presence and your will known to me as I get to know your Son better. He started, firstly to help him stay in God's Word. Blog at (12)  Yet to all who did receive 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. May the story not stop with us. Into a rough straw hewn manger came One from glory to save the world, to save us. But it’s the thought that counts, isn’t it?” (OK, maybe she fell for it once but you get my point…). Our text from John 1 reminds us that although Jesus was the only begotten Son of God, the eternal and living Word, He chose to come and dwell with us. No one has ever seen God. Jesus said, Whoever follows Me will never live in darkness but will have the light that gives life. As a teen, Christmas was often followed by a few days outdoors with the guys: knee deep in snow, no cabin or tents, just a spruce bough lean-to deep in the woods. They gave gifts of appreciation and admiration and then went home a different way; different people who knew how to live for God. Pastor Kerry, I love your statement, “God did more than show us; God showed up for us. He was real; not a figment of our imagination, but a figure in our midst”. Years have passed and it is only the fellowship of those days that I miss. (5)  The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. 1 JOHN 1. This incarnation made grace accessible, touchable, and available to human eyes. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. He was with God when God created heaven, earth, and all its glory. There was no one else to tend the light. The One who was worshipped on mountains and at altars was not recognized. Your email address will not be published. Jesus said, I am the way the truth and the life, nobody comes to the Father but by Me (John 14:6). (9)  The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Jesus knows the way and teaches us how to live. is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Light helps take away our fear. Copyright © 1996 - 2020 All rights reserved. Even as I listened to Rabbi Kushner’s eloquent thoughtfulness, my mind drifted back to these words from John: And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth. They didn’t know where it would lead, but in faith followed that Star to the birthplace of the Eternal One, and they knelt down and worshipped Him. HEARTLIGHT is a registered service mark of Heartlight, Inc. | Privacy Policy. December 20, 2015; Devotional Explore Lakeside Guest Blogger Holidays Religion; ... (John 14:6).

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