Thursday, December 19, 2019

Advent Day 19: Grace

Advent Words Day 19: Grace

"The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth." John 1:14

In the Incarnation, Jesus made God visible to us. In the Incarnation, God made grace available to us.

" Because of the grace of Jesus we have been enriched in every way. The experience of knowing Jesus fulfills our hearts and lives completely. In Him, we lack nothing. In this season of want, as we await His coming, we remember that our lives are rich with grace because of Christ, who did come, who lived among the people, who lives among us still. He makes His home in the hearts of those who love Him, however imperfectly we may live that out. We lack nothing because in Christ we have everything. His truth and glory revealed to us not only in Advent, but in the every day moments of our lives, remind us that it is He who sustains us as we wait for His return." 
~Kris Camealy, Come, Lord Jesus.
Jesus, the Word, came from the Father full of - abounding in - grace and truth. This is  Good News! Pastor Ray Pritchard explains the use of the words of grace and truth together in this verse"

"These two words explain why Jesus came to the earth. They go to the very heart of the gospel. Because he was full of grace, he died for you and me while we were yet sinners. Because he was full of truth, he was able to pay for our sins completely. He forgives the sinner because he bore the sin himself. Here is truly good news for people like us. Because he is Grace-full, you can come just as you are. Because he is truth-full, you can come in complete confidence that he will keep his promises. When he promises a complete pardon for your sins, he means it. Do you need a trustworthy Savior? Fear not. Jesus is full of truth. Do you need a forgiving Lord? Come to him for he is full of grace."
The Word came full of grace and truth.

Join me in responding creatively to the Advent Words in John's prologue. You can share your creative response on Instagram using #adventwords2019 or join the Words Challenge Facebook Group and share your creative response there. 

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