Advent Day 2: Grace and Truth

Wednesday, December 2nd

“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 (NIV)

Grace and truth. Two things that often seem like they are lacking in this world. These are
what John writes about when he thinks of Jesus Christ. Being full of truth, Jesus is not afraid of
reality. He knows exactly who you are, what you’ve done, what you’re afraid of, what you’re
passionate about. He loves you for who you are, not who you’re not. We find ourselves in a conflict ridden world today. It takes very little to offend or find ones self making enemies out of those who think differently than you. Just look at how people unfriend or unfollow those who they disagree with on social media. There is no shortage of things that we could choose to fight about, even in the church! But God did not unfriend or unfollow humanity in its sinfulness. No, instead, “full of grace and truth” the word became flesh and in fact became sin for all mankind. In this He has not compromised truth as He calls us out of sin and into His marvelous light and life. Full of grace, Jesus is forgiving of our sins. He casts them aside out of love for us.

Author Ian Jeffries & Tom Hartung

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