The Word became flesh, and lived among us. We saw his glory, such glory as of the one and only Son of the Father, full of grace and truth. From his fullness we all received grace upon grace. For the law was given through Moses. Grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ.
John 1:14, 16-17
My family and I really like board games. I have many happy memories of Christmas vacation playing board games with my family and friends. At the start, teaching my parents the rules to games took some time. We would go over all the rules one by one, but my parents would sometimes get confused or forget. “Just play the game and we’ll learn,” my dad will say. So as we played, my parents made many mistakes, but got better and better. A few years ago my mom won 6 games in row while cooking lunch and supper in the kitchen. The board game rules allowed us to know how to play and to win. Without them, the board game was just random cards, color tiles, and strange small objects.
The Word in today’s verse are the rules. God’s will is for us to be happy and holy. He gave us the rules in His Word, the Bible.
To reveal who God is, God sent His Son, Jesus, to show us the way. He came to show us how much joy and peace can be attained following God’s laws. He showed us the true depth of God’s grace and exposed Satan’s lies with truth. Jesus showed how to play by the rules and win the prize of life everlasting. And He offers to help you along that journey today.
Pray: Thank you Jesus for coming to show us that we can follow and understand God’s will. Thank you for being with us, step by step, to show us the way. Please guide us today. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.