I’m joining Kate Motaung for Five Minute Friday. One word prompt. Five minutes. No editing. All of us writing on that same word. Only one exception: this week Kate is letting us each pick our own word prompt, still only writing for five minutes.
Today for my prompt, I chose … Truth.
All Advent season, there have been readings and devotionals in my inbox surrounding the birth of Jesus. The meaning of Christmas becoming richer and more meaningful as familiar passages fell fresh with new realizations, some of which were:
- Jesus always comes on time. He is never late but arrives “in the fullness of time”.
- Jesus brings hope when it seems the darkest.
- The Good News of Jesus Christ brings joy – to every single person, every single time.
- Remembering Christ’s birth will move our hearts to worship Him.
- Jesus made this world His home, so we would always have a home with Him.
- This is the season we most need to rest in Him.
- God’s grace showed up in the humblest of places.
- Christ is always with us.
As I thought back on all which has stirred in my heart all month, I realized the truth which God was pointing for me see:
John tells us, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.” (John 1:1-2, NLT)
God, knowing this world was in need of saving, sent His Son to be our Savior. And that is the truth.
I need saving every single day. Saving from thoughts, emotions, and circumstances which would otherwise derail me from His purposes. God knew of my need and sent His Son – His Living Word – to live among us to then live in me.
“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14, NLT)
The day the Truth became flesh.