Reflections from our church family this Advent.
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And the Word was made flesh, and dwelled among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.John 1:14 (KJV)
The coming of Jesus into the earth represents one of the most profound and powerful acts about him. Jesus in eternity past being God, thought of coming to earth by the command and plan of his father, being obedient, in love he came for main purpose of rescuing and giving life in this world, abundantly, and in the world to come, eternally. This, by dying and rising again from the dead.
Coming meant embracing humanity in his being, becoming one of us, so he could die as one of us and on our behalf. He knew what kind of world he was coming to. He also knew what kind of welcome he would get. The hatred, mocking, and surely the kind of death he would face. Yet, he committed himself to go to the end and accomplish his father will. He did this by having compassion and loving us in word and deed.
Dear father, we thank you that we can be assured that we are loved. We do know that you are the God who demonstrate what you say by your deeds. Help us father to be people who will demonstrate the reality of your Spirit in us by our fruit, for this is your desire, that we bear much fruit.