Home Among Us

Series: Christmas with Traders Point | Week 1: God Became Flesh

Read John 1:14-15

14 So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son.
15 John testified about him when he shouted to the crowds, “This is the one I was talking about when I said, ‘Someone is coming after me who is far greater than I am, for he existed long before me.’” (NLT)

1. How did the Word, or Jesus, interact with us?
2. How is He described in these verses?
3. How did John describe Him?

Before Jesus came to earth as a man, God was only partially known. After Jesus came, God was fully known because people could see, hear, and interact with Him in human flesh. By making His home among us, He was no longer distant. He became one of us, experiencing the same emotions and pain, all while being one with His Father in heaven.

The magnitude of what this means is difficult to comprehend. Because of Jesus, we can fully see, know, and interact with God. He isn’t distant. He’s in our homes, our workplaces, our schools, our cars. Everywhere we go, God is with us. He’s full of unfailing love and faithfulness, meaning that we can experience those things and share them with others.

What does it mean to you personally that Jesus came and made His home among us? Is there a particular situation where this gives you a new perspective or fresh hope? Spend some time thanking God for the magnitude of what today’s verses mean, and invite Him to speak to you.

Want to go deeper? The word “home” in verse 14 means “tabernacled” in the original Greek. Check out this podcast clip for a deeper look at what this means and how it changes the way we can interact with God.

*TPCC does not necessarily endorse all “Want to go deeper” sources. They are simply meant to be a helpful tool.

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