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Monday, May 9, 2011

The Wonder of Wonders

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Without Him was not anything made that was made. The same was in the beginning with God. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us."--from the Gospel of John, first chapter

The written word is the Bible. The living Word is Jesus Christ. That is why these verses from John say that this living Word became flesh and dwelt among us. The Word became a man. He became one of us, to feel what we feel, experience the same emotions of sadness, happiness, etc, and understand what it is like to die.

In this way Jesus bridges the gap between God and man. Only by living and walking among us in a human body could God fully understand the human experience in its richness and variety.

This is one of the most attractive aspects of the Christian faith. God Himself became a man so we could see, feel, and touch him, and so that He could see, feel, and touch us, and experience ALL of our sorrows, grief, happiness, laughter, and pain.  Thus, in all of our various emotions and circumstances, my friends, we have a Savior who understands us completely. Praise the Lord.

Prayer: "Thank you, Lord, for walking among us, experiencing all of our emotions and circumstances, and thus giving us an intimate understanding as no other could comprehend.  We are thankful that in you we have the friend of friends, making the words of the old song come alive...'No one understands like Jesus.'  In Your name, Amen."

Song: 'The Wonder of Wonders' by the Inspirations.

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