Spend time in prayer and silence with God asking Him to meet with you and speak to you.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made. In Him was life, and that life was the light of men. The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father full of grace and truth.
– John 1:1-4, 14
Even though John’s birth account lacks detail, what it communicates about the identity of the Messiah is invaluable. John lets his readers know that Jesus was with God in the beginning and was the active agent in creation. He also communicates that this eternal divine Son of God took on the form of humanity (flesh) and entered our physical world to reconcile us to God. This same babe that was born in the manger was with God when the world was made. Therefore, Jesus could say, “Before Abraham was born, I Am.”
The Big Question
Why do you think John felt it necessary to reveal to us the identity of Jesus? Why is the identity of the Messiah so important? What implications does this have for us as believers today? What implications does this have for anyone who has ever been born or will be born?
Conclude your time in prayer and silence, reflecting on what God revealed to you today.