Text: John 1:14-17
“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us,
and we have seen his glory,
glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
– John 1:14
We have walked through Holy Week together, and we have seen Jesus.
We saw Him hailed as king by the crowd that later cried out His death sentence.
We saw His painful, obedient prayers in the garden.
We saw Him betrayed to His accusers and denied by His closest friends.
We saw Him suffer the death that we deserved.
We saw Him walk out of the grave – not metaphorically alive but really, physically, honest-to-goodness and forever alive.
And that is not the end of the story. In fact, it is the start of every new beginning.
Over the next 14 days, we will look at the life of Christ from His resurrection to His ascension. We will make our way from the empty tomb through the end of the four gospels, watching those incredible first encounters and listening in on life-changing conversations. Who did Jesus see? What did He do and say? How did the disciples respond when they saw their risen Lord, and what does it all mean for you and me?
Let’s take a closer look at our Jesus, the one who died for our sins and rose from the grave, who lives so that we might also live.
“Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”
– John 1:29b