As a distillation of monumental Christian teaching, John 1:14 is almost as important as John 1:1. In this Christmas season, it is good for us to consider the nature of the preexistent Christ, as we did last week. Today we will go further, however. John 1:14 shows three additional truths about the Word.
The story of the nativity is wonderful, but Christmas shines best when we think of who Christ is, and what his birth really represents. Jesus’ birth was not merely the birth of some ordinary Jewish child in a small obscure Jewish town. As our text today makes plain, that one that Mary bore was actually and truly God.