"Let Us make man in Our image,
in Our likeness,
and let them rule over...
...all the earth..."
God came to earth to be several things for mankind:
- To be "God with us" - to walk among us and to be able to model how to live the human life victoriously. Matthew 1:22-23 says, "The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel"-which means, "God with us."
Many people only know Jesus as the baby in the manger from the sweet Christmas stories. It is when people embrace the concept that Jesus (God) chose to come in the form of a baby that it becomes mind-boggling. He chose to become humanity. He grew up on this planet. He walked this earth to model for us the true way to live and die.
John 1 tells us that Jesus, The WORD of God, became flesh and dwelt among us!!!
Fourteen chapters later, John quotes Jesus' words as He encourages us to watch Him, follow Him, believe Him, live like Him, and live with Him...
and the TRUTH
and the LIFE.
No one comes to the
Father except through me.."