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BABY JESUS: The Word Made Flesh

December 22, 2020 by  

Artwork by Sabine Kleftogiannis

For those of us not blinded by the commercial bent of Christmas, "Jesus is the reason for the season." The birth of the Baby Jesus was the singlemost significant event of all time. To understand that you have to read The Book. By The Book, I mean The Bible...The Word of God. The Baby Jesus was far more than another child born in this world. To get a hint we read in The Book of John: In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of all men. And the light shines in the darkness and the darkness did n to comprehend it. By the 14th verse of John we learn And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory as the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

That all-powerful being took on mortality so that He would experience life as one of us, a prerequisite to taking on our sins so He could later offer us redemption through His death on the cross, and by believing in His name. So the Baby Jesus born around animal stalls with the smell of their waste was actually King of the cosmos: something the three wise-men knew. It is important that we never forget who Jesus really is as we read about his interactions with his fellow man.

To celebrate Christmas properly we only have to remember that we are celebrating the Word of God coming to earth as an innocent child. How could He be more approachable? Jesus is the reason for the season, and it a wonderful thing.

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