3 October 2017
‘When the Word becomes flesh in me, my flesh becomes Word.’ – E. Stanley Jones
‘Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come [2 Cor 5:17].’ Before Christ we were not merely bad people, who were cleaned up and made a little better through Christ – we were dead people made alive in Him [Col 2:13]. In fact, our old nature was ‘…crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me [Gal 2:20].’ This is the Word becoming flesh in us.
And as we learn to continually walk and live by faith in the Son of God, who loved us and gave Himself for us, the more clearly do we display the life of Christ in us – the hope of glory [Gal 2:20, Col 1:27]. This is my flesh becoming Word.
So live from your true identity this week – as those who have been made alive in Christ. And serve as Christ has served you – by becoming Word among us.