The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. . .
No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father’s side, has made him known.
--John 1: 14, 18
The infant born in a manger in Bethlehem grows to be a man in Galilee. We’re told he was carpenter just like his father. We also hear that he wasn’t all that handsome. So many of us can relate.
What makes the incarnation so significant in human history is that Jesus shows us in lifestyle what it would look like for one human being to be totally sold out to the will and spirit of God. Jesus proves to us that it is possible.
The child craves to be in his Father’s house. He grows and heads to the riverside to be baptized and filled with Holy Spirit. Then he goes and gathers friends in order to teach them what a totally sold out human being ought to say and do. He confronts the religious and knows that ultimately he’ll have to be the human labeled as a sinner but is the lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world. Our savior. It all began in Bethlehem.
He shows us how to be full of God and tools of redemption for all. Alleluia!