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A Daily Devotion for Wednesday, December 13

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.


These are John's words, describing Jesus' birth: "the Word became flesh." For me, this does not make the miracle easier to understand. But at least we have a rather concrete description of Jesus as both human and "the Word." And Jesus as an ordinary person at least gets him into the setting where He can begin his ministry. This was God's plan- on the one hand very simple, but at the same time far more complex than we will ever know. I am thankful for Jesus' humanity. It has given me a model and a guide, and a personality to love and follow.


Holy Lord, thank you for sending Jesus as a man to dwell among the people. He is my guide and my teacher, as he has been for millions and millions of others. You are full of grace. Amen


Becky, transforming


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Rosalind Spiller
Rosalind Spiller
13. Dez. 2023

John 1:14. From The Message:

The Word became flesh and blood and moved into the neighborhood. We saw the glory with our own eyes, the one-of-a-kind glory, like Father, like Son, Generous inside and out, true from start to finish.


I chose this version based on how it made me feel. The language is familiar and I can easily imagine John excitedly telling a small crowd about Jesus. He wanted them to know Jesus was fully human just like them, but unique as he was also God’s Son. And he wanted them to know how wonderful he was and how much we can learn from him.


Prayer: Gracious God, help me to be like John and never hesitate to share…

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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
13. Dez. 2023

Jesus’s Humanity

Wednesday, December 13th, 2023

John 1:14

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.

This scripture cannot be any plainer. Another verse is in John 1:1 (in the beginning was the word) And now the word has become flesh. The gospels teach us the fact that Jesus was truly, fully, physically human.. to believe this we certainly have to have faith and trust in Jesus Christ relying completely on Him—trusting in His infinite power, intelligence, and love. It includes believing His teachings. It means believing that even though we do not understand all things, He does. G…

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Tom
Tom
13. Dez. 2023

John 1:14 That there was a living, breathing Jesus of Nazareth can be denied by only the most ignorant of skeptics as the historical and archeological record becomes clearer with each new discovery. Our faith rests not on Jesus’ existence, but on the belief this living, breathing person is not a created being, but the eternal Son of God. This is where the “enlightened” skeptic feels on more solid ground. The rejection of Jesus’ deity stems from their total faith in science to explain all natural phenomena. This thinking has even permeated some corners of the Church. Jesus was a great moral teacher, exemplar of how to live a good and fruitful life, but He was conceived, born and died lik…


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