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John 1:14 And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth.
Out of God’s own love, God became one of us. God’s love for us in Jesus is what makes our lives of faith possible—and impossibly, improbably good.
God’s love gives voice to the voiceless, builds bridges instead of walls, and pushes us always to be creative. God’s love made flesh in Jesus teaches us to defend the defenseless, frees us to ask for forgiveness, and encourages us to accept others for who they are.
While all humans bear the image of God, the incarnation of Jesus draws us into that gift in fundamental ways we cannot entirely grasp. Jesus wants us to walk with him in truth. He models the truth about this love for us with his life, death, resurrection, and precious promise of his return. When we reflect that love in the world, we will see God’s glory, full of grace and truth.
MOVING FORWARD: Spend some of your quiet time reading through today’s lesson from John.