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"Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these." Luke 12:27 (NIV)

Monday, January 31, 2011

Full of Grace and Truth

Just before Christmas last year, I was going through the gospel of John as I do at that time of the year... particularly chapter 1 which contains my favourite Christmas passage in the entire Bible.
There's no nativity scene, no talk of angels, wise men or special stars.
It's a wonderful passage of how the Creator, the Logos, of the universe, invaded time and space, put on himself the limitations of mortality to live with his creation.
The God of the universe took on human flesh and set up tent with the human race so that they could catch a glimpse of the eternal... so that they could know the mind and heart behind the universe... which was brimming with grace and truth.
Jesus is the personification of grace and truth... Those two words echo throughout John's gospel. When Jesus meets the Samaritan woman in chapter 4, he shows her grace by first telling her the truth. When she heard the truth about herself and saw Jesus as the Truth... the promised Messiah, grace became meaningful... So meaningful that she went out to tell her friends what had happened. The power of grace and truth is infectious.

There are many who wonder what God is like. We can point them to Jesus... the Son of God, full of grace and truth. But as beneficiaries of his grace, we also have the privilege and responsibility to demonstrate his grace and truth in our lives, every single day.

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