Saturday, December 17, 2016

Word for the day by Christian Education Forum

Our Lord comes
John 1:1-14


Dr. Prathik Manuel Philip
Carmel MTC, Boston

14 And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth. 
John begins this chapter by immediately identifying Jesus’ role on our road to salvation. Although many people look forward to Christmas because of the gifts and the parties, it is essential we remember that not just a baby was born that eventful night. In the manger, born to a virgin, the Word became flesh to be a light in the darkness. A beacon of hope that we could be children of God by accepting Jesus as our Lord and Savior.
In this chapter John even explains why we should accept Jesus even though the rest of the World doesn’t recognize Him. John identifies the eternal nature of Jesus and that He was there in the beginning. Although this is a hard concept to fully understand, we believe in His divine nature and have faith in God our creator.
During this Christmas season, let us reflect on the true nature of Jesus and His significance in our lives. Let us praise Him for the everlasting light He gives to this world. Just as our Mar Thoma motto states, “Lighted to lighten”, let us also be a light in the darkness so that others might know Jesus through us.   


Dear Lord, we thank You for the promise of salvation and dwelling among us in order to carry our sins. Remind us to love others as You have loved us. To You belong the glory, honor, and worship for You are our Savior. Amen.

“The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God” – C.S. Lewis