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What does “the Word was God” in today’s verse mean? It means “face to face with God.” It describes the most intimate kind of communion and union.
Christ left the intimacy and “face-to-faceness” with God… He left the glory of heaven and the majesty of God’s presence… and came to earth.
Think about that for a moment. Jesus left heaven to be born in a stable… to walk among men on the dirty streets of Galilee. He lived and died and rose again as a human being.
Isn’t it amazing that God would walk among us? But why would He do this?
He did it because He loves you and me… and He wants you and me to come into a personal relationship with Him. But because we are separated from God by our sin, we can't know God or experience God or get near to God in His absolute holiness. So God came near. He came down in the person of Jesus Christ and paid the price for our sin by dying on the cross.
So let me ask you, how have you responded to Jesus Christ in your life?
If you’ve accepted Him as your personal Lord and Savior, I praise God that you’ve made the best decision you will ever make. But if you haven’t made this decision, what’s stopping you from accepting God’s free gift of eternal life right now?
QUITE SIMPLY: GOD PAID THE PRICE FOR OUR SIN BY DYING ON THE CROSS.
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