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25 Dec

161225In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light. The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him. He came to what was his own, and his own people did not accept him. But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God, who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of God.  And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth. (John 1:1-14, NRSV)

The word became flesh and lived among us…

The word here is the Logos, which to John is Jesus and when he came to live among us is His birth.

The interesting thing to me though is the word lived. It actually means tented. Jesus came and pitched a tent and lived with us. He is very mobile and ready at a moments notice to move along with us. He is ready to go where ever we go and to be with us always.

He came to show us God’s love and how to live, and He came to tent with us. To be with us.

Jesus came to be with you.

As you celebrate His birth, remember He came to be with you, the one who created you, came to be with you.

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