Because He Came

What Does This Song Say?

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1) The coming of Jesus – the Word, Emmanuel – God with us – in the flesh was the turning point of history. The incarnation is the moment in time when God condescended, or came to be with, and became a creature to creatively recreate His creation. Jesus was born into His created world, a lowly and humble earthly beginning for the King of the world.

Though Jesus became fully human, He did not give up any of His divine nature. Because Jesus is fully God and fully human, He is the only person qualified to break the sting of sin. It is because of the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross, that began with His miraculous human birth, that allows us to approach God unafraid. Jesus became the sin of the world so that the sin of the world could be defeated.

Without fear, we can approach God’s throne of grace and lay before His feet our brokenness. We can lay down our lives with confidence, surrendering every part of ourselves trusting that God holds our broken pieces together. In Christ, our lives are made new. In Christ, our hearts of stone are turned to flesh. 

Christ’s first coming was an amazing gift, from God, of grace and love. We, who profess Jesus as Lord, are changed and our lives are made new. Our new nature is constantly being transformed, by the Holy Spirit, into the character of Christ. Until Christ comes to make His world new again, we are called to seek fervently after Jesus, sing His praises high, and worship Him above all other things. The God who sent His Son to save the world is faithful to the end. He will one day dwell permanently with His people. That fact alone should leave us praising our great God forevermore.

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Ezekiel 36:26

26 “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will remove your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.”

Luke 2:11

11 “Today in the town of David, a Savior has been born to you; He is the Messiah, the Lord.”

John 1:9

“The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.”

1 Corinthians 15:56-57

56-57 “The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Colossians 1:17

17 “For He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.”

James 5:7

7 “Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruits of the earth, be patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains.”

1 John 4:2

2-3 “Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God.”

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