Without any doubt, the mystery of our religion is great:
He was revealed in flesh,
vindicated in spirit,
seen by angels,
proclaimed among Gentiles,
believed in throught the world,
taken up in glory.
1 Timothy 3: 16 NRSV
He was revealed in flesh- not through a power of nature or from animals. The whole world didn't see angels marching to proclaim God's message. Food and wine didn't fall from heaven into the arms of the hungry and poor. The revelation of God's love came in the package that looked just like you and me.
He was revealed in flesh. And not through flesh of a rich or ruling family. This flesh wasn't part of the priesthood. He was born in a small town, not a thriving metropolis like Jerusalem or even Rome.
He was revealed in flesh. He took on mortality. He embraced suffering. He lived with difficult family members, every day worries, problems and solutions of this life on earth. He slept, ate, cried and laughed.
He was revealed in flesh.
And he still is.
God, you took on flesh and lived among us. You still want us to reveal your message to others. Help us be your living witnesses, Lord! Amen.
Question for the day: Do you see yourself as revealing Christ?
Copyright 2009 Amelia G. Sims