Text: John 1:1-18.
“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and
truth,” (verse 14). Some people had confused ideas, over the eternal Word of God becoming flesh, for example, the Nestorian idea that Jesus
was two ”Persons” not one, and the Eutychian idea that Jesus’ divinity had swallowed His humanity. However both ideas were rejected at
the Council of Chalcedon (AD 451). It was affirmed that Jesus is one Person in two natures (that is, with two sets of capacities for experience, expression and action). The two natures are united in Him without mixture, confusion, separation or division and each nature retains its own attributes. The Chalcedonian Council strongly affirms the full humanity of the Lord. The moment Jesus was conceived, God became man. He was not part man and part God. He was completely human and completely divine (Col. 2:9), both God and Man.
Before Jesus Christ came, people could know God partially but after His comming, they could know God fully because of His visibility and
tangibility in Christ. In fact, Christ is the perfect expression of God in human form.
Reflect on verse 14, what have you learnt from this verse? How are you going to apply it in your life?
Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, thank You for revealing Yourself fully in Jesus Christ. I am overwhelmed by Your humility to become Man so that I can be saved. Amen.