John 1:14 – And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

This is one of the most amazing verses in all of the Bible. How is this truth even possible? Look closely at what it says; God Himself became a human. The Creator of the universe took on a human body. Even more than that, God has taken on this human body for eternity. What begin as a virgin birth in Bethlehem continues today as this man, Jesus of Nazareth, sits at the Father’s right hand. There He performs His duties, He rules the universe with His word and He serves as my mediator before God. This is what the mystery of communion is all about; the miracle of deity and humanity wrapped up into one. This is what to partake of as we share His body and His blood. Here is something Jonathan Edwards says about the humanity and deity of Christ in his message “Heaven is a World of Love”.

“There dwells God the Father, and so the Son, who are united in infinitely dear and incomprehensible mutual love. There dwells God the Father, who is the Father of mercies, and so the Father of love, who so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. There dwells Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, the Prince of peace and love, who so loved the world that he shed his blood, and poured out his soul unto death for it. There dwells the Mediator, by whom all God’s love is expressed to the saints, by whom the fruits of it have been purchased, and through whom they are communicated, and through whom love is imparted to the hearts of all the church. There Christ dwells in both his natures, his human and divine, sitting with the Father in the same throne…”

The first time I read this paragraph I felt like I was thunderstruck. It hit me that Christ was still a man in His heavenly role. I apparently already knew this but I guess I didn’t really “know” it. When we get to heaven for ourselves of all the amazing and unspeakable things we will see this will be the top of the list. Jesus Christ is a man as well as The Son of God. This will take eternity to begin to grasp all of the implications.

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