Mediation: Light and Flesh

First Read John 1:1-14.

[9] The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world…[14] 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.”

John 1:9,14

This week we examine Christmas. We celebrate that God became human with us; God literally clothed himself with flesh and bone. Just as Mary placed the infant Jesus in a manger, God placed himself into our difficult, messy, and often overwhelming experiences of this world. John says it this way: “The Word became flesh and and dwelt among us.”

At Christmas, God the Father gave his only Son (John 3:16) to redeem us through atonement on our behalf and to be with us at all times and in all places. He wants believers to join Him in the journey to expected Kingdom of Christ. God, in Christ, listens to our joys and sorrows, prevents us from walking in meaningless circles, and directs us to his home of peace and while teaching us joy in all circumstances.

This is the great mystery of Christmas: Almighty God became a helpless infant. Because of the Word—Jesus in the flesh—we are not alone in the world. Jesus came to be the light which we are to follow. We can always trust that he is walking with us and leading us. No wonder we sing the Christmas hymn, “Joy to the world! The Lord is come”!

Celebrate this joyous time! And, share your celebration with others! Merry Christmas from Soar Tang Soo Do.

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