You’ve heard the phrase “in the flesh.” If a person should ask if you are so-and-so, you might reply, “in the flesh.” “If you meet or see others in the flesh, you are physically present with them, rather than seeing them on television or reading about them in a book. Christmas is about God showing up “in the flesh.” In the incarnation, God took on skin and bones. He pitched his tent among us.
Since the first Christmas, believers have struggled to grasp the significance of God becoming man. God didn’t send us another prophet or another book to put in our collection of sacred writings, nor deliver another set of rules. God wanted us to experience him up close and personal, in the flesh. If that doesn’t cause you to be filled with wonder and amazement, your sense of wonder needs an adjustment.
Oh, and there is more. The incarnation continues today. Jesus said, “When I am raised to life again, you will know that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you” (John 14:20, NLT). In other words, we are one with the Father and the Son. God is not only with us, he is in us. Wherever we go, we embody the love and grace of God.
As we celebrate the blessed event of Christmas, remember that God is in you. The only Jesus others may see this season is the Jesus in you. Demonstrate his glorious presence in every encounter.
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