Tuesday 23 Jan 2018
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John 6:49 -50

Your forefathers ate the manna in the desert, yet they died. But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which a man may eat and not die.

 

For this purpose God became flesh

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For this purpose God became flesh
To preach the gospel to the poor. (To preach or bring the good news to the poor at heart).
To heal the brokenhearted.
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Luke 4:18-19 The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed; To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.

As we pass through another Christmas season, we need not get lost in its festivities alone instead we  need to use the season to remind ourselves  again what the coming of our Lord truly represents and why as believers it is an occasion which calls for celebration. We need to ask ourselves the question what does the coming of the Lord represents and what does it mean to my walk of faith. There is a reason why we celebrate at Christmas and a reason for the prevailing atmosphere of  festivity, therefore we must be careful not to lose focus of the real reason behind why we do this.

Why did God become flesh again, why did he leave his throne of glory to put on the nature of the mortal man, the one who had become lower than the angels as a result of his fall? While the message from 1 John3:8 may provide us with a general overview, but it is by taking a closer look at the mission statement of our Lord that we would really begin to see what the finer details are. You see, He became flesh because of the many reasons which were highlighted to us from this mission statement; let us take some time out therefore to gain some insights which they bring to us. The scripture revealed to us that God sent his son into the world not to condemn it, but that through him; the world would be saved;

 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. – John 3:17.

If this is the case, then it is in the mission statement that we begin to see the finer details and the bigger picture of how the Messiah of the world sets out to fulfill his mission on earth. You see while it remains such wonderful a news to know that God did become flesh in his effort to save the world, what is equally worth noting and reflecting upon by every believer, is how he has chosen to go about it. This is what we celebrate at Christmas, the truth that God became flesh in order that he might save the world, but as we go about this celebration we must also endeavor to set aside the time to reflect on what this news means to us who believe.