“A BIG Deal”
By Zach Wood
“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.”
We often make a big deal out of things that happen in our lives. We make a big deal out of getting married. It’s an exciting time when we pledge our lives to love, honor and cherish another person as our partner for life. We make a big deal when our children are born. It’s a fantastic time of celebration as we welcome a new birth into the world. We make a big deal when someone graduates from high school or college. One chapter of life closes while another new one opens.
We could name countless other occasions where we make a big deal out of something that is truly worth celebrating. We like to do this and congratulate people whatever the accomplishment.
As followers of Christ, we have something to make a very big deal about. This passage is packed with so much meaning as John describes how wonderful and amazing it is that God came down to us in human form and dwelled with us. It’s so much to wrap our minds around and I don’t think we truly ever will be able to fully.
If there’s one thing that we should make the biggest deal about in our lives, it is Jesus Christ coming and giving all He had to be our Savior, our lifeline. Out of all the occasions we make a big deal about through our lives, I hope that Jesus Christ being our Savior is what we make the biggest deal of. So often, though, this becomes common knowledge and our excitement wanes regarding what He has done for us.
Let us never let this big deal fade. We often do and we need reminded daily of the amazing redemption God gave to us by sending Christ. I hope we will all make this a very BIG DEAL!