Ambassador to Earth
The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood. We saw the glory with our own eyes, the one-of-a-kind glory, like Father, like Son, generous inside and out, true from start to finish. – John 1:14 (MSG)
Ambassadors are so significant that in the U.S., they are nominated by the president and must be approved by the Senate. They represent the entire nation to another country. Their every move is inspected, analyzed, interpreted and criticized. If they make a misstep, their action can plunge their nation into a deep crisis, even war.
The embassies ambassadors direct offer refuge to citizens who are threatened when outside their own borders. Embassies issue visas to promote international visits while keeping an eye on border security. They help replace lost passports, assist ill travelers, and serve as a liaison between American businesses and local leaders to increase exports.
As profound and important as the duties of an ambassador are in the earthly realm, someone far more influential came into this world on the first Christmas: My Son. As John puts it, “the Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood.”
God on earth. My presence living, breathing, eating, healing, caring and loving among you. Showing you how to live. Comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable. He upset a lot of powerful people, especially the religious leaders of His time. Yet, He never wavered in His mission of dying on the cross to open the portals of heaven. What a gift!
Catalyst for Spiritual Growth
- Read John 1:9-18: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+1%3A9-18&version=MSG
- How do you celebrate Christmas? Do you feel like something is missing? How can you change that?
- Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOlPjgBQBE4 How could helping someone less fortunate make this season even brighter?