This is a prime time of year to stop and consider the weight of the incarnation of the God-man, Jesus.  Here are a few helpful texts to meditate on by yourself and with your family. 

John 1:1-3, 9-11

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.  All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.  In him was life, and the life was the light of men…The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. He came to his own, and his own people did not recieve him.”

John 17:5-6

“And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.  I have manifested your name to the people…”

Colossians 1:15, 17, 19

“He is the image of the invisible God…he is before all things…in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell”

Consider all of the glory and constant worship that Jesus left in the Father’s presence to come and get murdered by the very people he had created.  Considering the incarnation leads to a healthy consideration of the cross.  That is the heart of the incarnation.  Jesus left the Father’s presence to a cursed world to redeem it.  Do not be lazy about the doctrine of the incarnation, it is a huge piece of our Gospel.  It is the prototype for how we do ministry – we go to be with  those we minister to.  Merry Christmas!

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