John’s Meditation

December 24 2023

Book: John

Scripture: John 1:1-14

Unlike Matthew and Luke, John’s reflection on the birth of Jesus is more of a philosophical meditation than a historical retelling. He sets the birth of Jesus in the context of Genesis (In the beginning) and in a way that challenges the Greek view of reality. Jesus’ birth will bring light into darkness, just as we find in Genesis 1 and 2. But more remarkably we find that the invisible will become visible, the divine will become human, all in service to the opportunity for God to dwell with us as his children.