Second Sunday of Christmas – John 1:1-18
‘And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s own son, full of grace and truth.’ (John 1:14, NRSV)
Some very familiar words that feel so good as they wash over us. God’s Word became like us and came to live with us. God’s Word learned what it was to be a human being, to laugh and cry, to work and play, to mourn and sing. God’s Word wanted to be one of us and to be with us. What great joy that should bring to us. God desired to be here with us.
John goes further to say that God’s word not only wanted to be with us and came to live with us but in doing so we have seen the glory of God. In coming to us to be one of us God’s word also has brought God to us. In God’s Word we see God and know God and experience the glory of God.
Now the words ‘and the Word became flesh and lived among us’ not only feel good as they wash over us, but they shine. They are filled with God’s glory and grace. The Word became flesh and happily lived with us but the Word also brought to us God glory so that we might see it and live with it as well.
God of Glory, dwell with us and show us how to live as you would like. Help us show your glory to others that they too may be filled with your Word. Amen.
– Pastor Roxie Sullivan, First Presbyterian Church (HIawatha, KS) and First Presbyterian Church (Falls City, NE)