Christmas in a Word

Posted: December 10, 2008 in Uncategorized

John 1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

John’s version of the Christmas story is just one sentence. One divinely constructed sentence set onto paper by a supernatural pen, which perfectly and concisely and elegantly captures the whole process of creation and redemption, as well as the entire essence of the character of Jesus Christ. Just a few words, corralled into one powerful and preeminent statement – a truth that would change the world.

As the Father spoke, the Son of God was catapulted into a sin-eaten world.  I wonder what that moment looked like from the banisters of heaven. What must it have been like to watch that little baby pierce through earth’s canopy of darkness, encased in unquenchable light and filled with the perfect mix of grace and truth?  How would it feel to witness the redemption of humanity, wrapped in a baby and shot into humanity with just a word?

What are You speaking today, Jesus? What are the words on Your heart for these moments we’re in and this world that we occupy? Breathe them into our hearts and heads and language and let us live them well in our generation.

  1. Ann Dunagan says:

    Beautiful Bo!

    And yay!!!! It’s snowing on your blog (how fun)!!!

  2. bolovesjoe says:

    Yeah, it’s the only place we’re getting snow right now. I’m hoping the snow on my blog accumulates so people can ski here. 🙂

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