About Jesus - Steve Sweetman
Ultimate Christmas Blessing
John 1:1 to 3 gives
us a slight glimpse of Jesus prior to His birth into humanity.
John states that in the beginning, which refers to Genesis 1, Jesus
was with God, was God, and was the eternal Word that spoke creation into
existence. What Jesus' state
of being looked like prior to being conceived by the Holy Spirit within
Mary's womb is difficult, maybe impossible, for us to comprehend.
When John said that the Word (logos in Greek) was with God and was
God, this implies a unity within the totality of whom God is that defies
human reasoning. Whatever this
unity looked like, we should know that once Jesus entered humanity He left
His prior state of being; never to return to its exact form again.
That's the love of God.
The Apostle Paul
alluded to this in Colossians 1:15 when he said that Jesus is the first
born from the dead. That means
when Jesus rose from the dead and ascended back into heaven with what Christians call an eternal
glorified body, He did not return to heaven in the exact same form He once
was. Maybe you have never
thought about this before but Jesus re-entered heaven with a newly created
appearance that had never existed before.
The invisible Word of God became visible.
In other words, although the essence of who Jesus is never changes,
His state of being, His appearance, His form, or however you want to say
it, was eternally altered, and it was altered just for you and just for
me. That's the love God.
For those of us who
have given ourselves to the Lord Jesus Christ, we will follow Him into
eternity. We will be like Him
in His eternal glorified human state of being (1 John 3:2) because He is
the first born from the dead. This
is the ultimate blessing of Christmas.