Celebrating a remarkable baby.
According to the gospel of John, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He. . . .”
“He was with God in the beginning. Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made.” (John 1:1-3)
(John 1:14) “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
Advent. Did God really make such a move toward human beings, in Jesus?
About thirty years after Jesus became flesh, He could see His death coming. And, His resurrection. One night, as He prayed for the friends who were with Him, we also came into His view. He prayed for us too:
“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one — I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.” (John 17:20-23)
Another advent; intimate. Father, Jesus, us. . . . “I in them and you in me. . . .”
Is God really making such moves toward human beings, in Jesus?
Still another advent; still coming:
“Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.” (John 17:24)
Will God really make such a move toward human beings, in Jesus?