This is Jesus

This is JesusAnd 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 1:14)

He has existed since eternity.  He has always been with the Father.  He Himself is God.  Everything that has ever been made was made through Him.  He is the source of real true life.  In a world of darkness, He is light. And then one day this Person laid aside His glory, emptied Himself, came into our world, and took on human flesh in the womb of a young virgin named Mary.

This is Jesus.  He is fully God.  He is also fully human.  As God, He can do anything.  As man, He understands you and me.  He understands the world we live in.

You might expect someone like this to be a horrible tyrant, able to rule over us weak humans.  Instead, He is full of grace and truth.  While Moses introduced mankind to the Law, Jesus is the embodiment of grace, compassion, mercy, and forgiveness.

Although this amazing Messiah was initially rejected by His own chosen people, to those who receive Him, He gives eternal life.  He gives a new chance at life.  He makes them His child.

If you’ve received Him, do you realize what you have?  Do you realize what is available to you as God’s child?  It’s because of Jesus.