Theme For David Jeremiah Devotional December 25 2020 – What Happened at Christmas
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
Recommended Reading: Luke 2:4-7
A funnel allows us to take a measurable amount of material and focus it into a small place. The apostle John did that when He wrote, “The Word became flesh.” The word for “Word” was logos, a term used by the Greeks in many broad senses: the first principle, the divine mind, the ground of reason. But John narrowed all those broad ideas down into a single point when He described the first Christmas: “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.”
Why did John choose logos to describe Jesus? Because in Christ all wisdom and knowledge are manifested. He is before all things, and by Him and through Him all things were created (Colossians 1:15-20). “For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead body” (Colossians 2:9). Yes, the Christ-Child whose birth we celebrate today was, at first, a helpless infant in a manger. But at the same time, He was the manifestation of all wisdom and power and knowledge.
Praise God today for sending Jesus, the Logos, to be the fullness of God fulfilled in the life of our Savior.