At the heart of the Christmas story is the astonishing truth that, in Jesus, God has come amongst us as a human being.
This big Bible truth gets a big word “incarnation”.
And why did Jesus come? He came, says John, to make the invisible visible, that we might know God.
Also revealed in these verses is the relationship at the heart of the Godhead. The Son is in the closest relationship with the Father. This is something that John’s gospel repeatedly shows, particularly in the prayer life of Jesus.
This is the great invitation that is held out every Christmas as we remember Christ’s coming: the invitation to know God, to enter into the eternal and perfect relationship of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, and to live life with this God.
In Jesus, God came looking for us, lost as we are, that we might rediscover our lost humanity and know God. In Jesus, God
May something of the wonder of the incarnation flood our hearts and minds today, that we might experience the comfort, joy and hope that knowing God brings.