The Word Becomes Flesh
Now John seems to go off in another direction and talks about a man named, John, who comes as a witness testifying about the LIGHT. This John we know to be John the Baptist, and his message is about the One who came as the LIGHT.
But in verses 9 through 13…
9 The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.
John comes back to the point, the Word, that is, the LIFE, and that LIFE is the LIGHT of all mankind. And he says, that the Light has come to the world he made, but the world did not recognize him. He came to his own, but his own did not receive him.
Wait a minute, back up. Let’s put some things together…
The Word, this is God…
He came to the world that he created…but no one recognized him. God came to his own, that would be his people, both HIS PEOPLE, the Jews, and all he created, that is, all of mankind, and they did not receive him. But for those who did receive him, those who believed in his name (which, by the way we haven’t yet heard or have been told), they would be given the right to become children of God.
First we have to ask, What? I mean, how can this be? What do you mean, God came…
Well that is the amazing part.
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.
Wait a minute…so, you’re telling me, that God, the WORD, became flesh? In other words, God, the creator, became like his creation?
Yes, he did.
And we'll talk more about this, tomorrow.
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