~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.~
Millions of people today communicate with each other via electronic mail. Some say they prefer to build relationships this way—perhaps because there is relatively little risk involved. We also may feel freer to express ourselves when facing a computer monitor or a piece of paper than we do when talking with someone.
In spite of these benefits, we intuitively understand that we don’t really know a person until we have met them in person. Many people have felt that they had found love with a pen pal or an acquaintance on the Internet, only to be bitterly disappointed when they met in person.
God gave us his law through Moses and described himself through Abraham, David, and other prophets. But those laws and descriptions would never be enough to enable us to say that we really know who God is.
Having given his Word, God showed just how committed he is by becoming one of us. Thanks be to God that Jesus became a human being! Now we need not be satisfied with laws and written descriptions of God in heaven. He is incarnate. The Word has become flesh and dwells among us!
As you consider your relationship with the Lord, is he a friend with whom you talk and share? He wants that kind of deeply personal relationship with you.