In our natural world there is no room for supernatural element or occurrences.
All are born into a natural world as natural human beings.
We are confined to our little boxes and our natural world is defined by space and time.
Outside of our little box exists the supernatural world where God lives.
Apostle John makes a most profound statement referring to one significant truth.
At Christmas God became man.
At Christmas Infinity became finite where eternity squeezed into human realm.
Every person has a God consciousness and tried to poke his/her little box to find God.
The human being took the help of religion, good deeds and moral behavior to seek God.
Today’s human either has no time for God or disinterested about God or no need of God.
Added to that mindset materialism, technology and progressive thinking made it more difficult to give a thought to God Consciousness.
There is so much confusion, speculation, disbelief about the existence of God.
At Christmas God came down to the earth in the human body of Jesus with specific purpose of revealing the supernatural reality of God.
Apostle John starts with “Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us”
In the Old Testament ‘The Word of God’ went out to people on earth to guide, to instruct in various occasions so that the recipient of God’s Word carried out what God wanted.
That same Word of God became flesh at Jesus’ birth.
The invisible God became visible man Jesus.
The human nature of Jesus began on Christmas day ended with His death on the cross.
The divine nature of Christ has no beginning or no ending because He is God.
John was the eye witness for 3 ½ years of earthly dwelling of Lord Jesus.
The disciple ate with Him, walked with Him, lived with Him, had the front seat for all the Lord’s teachings & miracle performed.
Apostle John says "we have seen His glory"
John along with Peter & James witnessed the TRANSFIGURATION of Jesus before their eyes where His face shone like the sun and His clothes became white as the light.
Not only Jesus had shone physical glory but also ‘moral glory where He expressed His glory as full of grace and full of truth.
Apostle John says "full of grace and full of truth"
Jesus shone God’s grace on the cross where He died for human sin.
Jesus personified the truth and He is the embodiment of truth.
Since Jesus is the expression of God’s truth – without Him there is not truth.
18 No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is Himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made Him known.
In this verse Jesus revealed and declared the reality of God.
The Bible says no one has ever seen God because He is a Spirit being.
The human will ever know God except Jesus Christ who declared Him to us.
Because God became a man in Jesus God is no longer unknowable and unreachable.
As one preacher puts it “We see in Jesus Christ the distant, the unknowable, the invisible, the Almighty, the transcendent, the majestic, unreachable God reaching to us and becoming a human.”
Another preacher says “And so we see the glorious Christ who reveals God, rejected by most, received by a few, witnessed by John, died on the cross, rose again and lives today, the eternal, incarnate, heralded, unrecognized, all powerful, glorious Christ.”
Most astonishing truth is that Jesus took on a human body forever.
God in Jesus was born into a human body, died in a human body, and was raised from the dead in a glorified body.
He ascended into heaven with that glorified body and now seated at the Father's right hand.
At Christmas we celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ for revealing the invisible God to us and thank Him for His grace of salvation through His death on the cross.
That is the true meaning of Christmas.