In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 1:1-3, 14
How can people not want anything to do with the baby Jesus? John says that Jesus came full of grace. Who wouldn’t want to be associated with someone who is 100% loving; who loves unconditionally? If he just came full of grace, everyone probably would love Jesus. But he also came with truth.
He came to tell us that we need a Savior, and that’s what he came to do. He came to tell us that no matter how good of life we live it is not good enough for heaven, that’s what he came to accomplish. People don’t like to hear that. We like to think we are pretty good. At least good enough to enter heaven.
Truth is, we need a Savior. That’s why he was born, and he came full of grace. Unconditional and undeserved love. He came to die for my sins, your sins, and the sins of the world. It doesn’t matter if we have earned his love or not because he so loved the world that he gave himself up so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
Come, let us adore him. Christ the Lord, who came full of grace and truth. Why do we not like hearing the truth that we need a Savior? How does that truth make you appreciate God’s love for you more?