The Incarnation is a bridge to so much more

Good morning everyone,
 
Our theme for this month: “Knowing God”
 
Our Bible verse for today: “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and incomprehensible things you did not know.” Jeremiah 33:3 (CSB)
 
Our thought for today: “The Incarnation is a bridge to so much more”
 
Jeremiah 33:3 is a revealing Old Testament passage which teaches us a lot. First, we read that God wants us seek Him and to call out to Him. Second, we discover that when we do, He will answer us. And third, as a reward for desiring, seeking, and calling out to Him, He will reveal to us deep spiritual truths that we did not know before we came seeking and calling.
 
It has always been God’s desire for His people to know Him, and He has always provided ways for that to happen. That’s been true in many varied ways down throughout the course of human history, and it’s especially true now, in the New Testament Age. Through the person of Jesus Christ, God has shown Himself to us to in a way in which we can immediately relate to and understand. He then used that human body of Jesus to live-out His attributes on the human stage for us to see.
 
The Incarnation of Christ actually serves as a bridge to help us understand deeper spiritual realities that we could not fully comprehend or appreciate in other ways. It’s one thing for God to tell us in writing (the Bible) that He loves us, it’s another thing for Him to show us that love by suffering and dying to redeem us. It’s one thing for Him to tell us in writing that He cares for us and will provide for us, it’s another thing for us to see Him doing those things as Jesus, as He lived and moved among real people just like you and me.
 
When we embrace the reality of the Incarnation of Christ and understand that we’re seeing God in action as a result of it, that then becomes a spiritual bridge we pass over that leads us into a deeper knowledge of God and His ways, and it brings us more fully into relationship with Him.
 
I don’t think it can be said too often that if you want to know God you must study Jesus, because Jesus is God in a human body. The Incarnation is our bridge to understanding so much more about God.
 
God bless,
Pastor Jim  
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