by Steve Grieme
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. John 1:14
Christmastime brings families together. Sometimes through cards, or phone calls, or gifts, but that pales compared to the presence of family. Hugs and laughter cannot be replicated without presence.
God revealed himself in the Old Testament by speaking to men through visions and dreams. Other times he would bring messages through the prophets, or use a bush or a donkey or some other aspect of creation. At Christmas, however, God revealed himself personally. The Word became flesh. He was no longer simply a message to be read or a call to be heard. God became flesh. Imagine that, the preexistent God, present. So present you could walk with him and talk to him. God could never again be considered distant or absent because the God of the universe became man. His presence reached back to fulfill promises of old and stretched forward paving the perfect highway to God the Father. His presence touched all creation and may you enjoy his presence this Christmas season.