The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
“The Word” is a common Bible term for Jesus. Jesus is true God. Yet, he also became flesh. He became a real man. He lived among us for 30 years. During that time he lived the perfect life that is required for people to get into heaven. His life ended when he died for our sin. He did not stay in the grave. He rose the third day in victory and with the resurrection his work was complete. Forgiveness and salvation had come to this world by God’s grace.
It has been almost 2,000 years since Jesus finished his work and John wrote these words. And still today, through faith in Jesus, he gives us credit for his perfect life. Right now God sees us as holy and pure! Right now we stand at peace with God because all our sins are forgiven. Wow! John saw Jesus do all of this. He saw the glory of salvation. He said that Jesus is full of grace. Through God’s Word we see the same thing. And that grace is ours and we are full!
After a large meal, I might say that I am full. After putting gas in my car, I might say that the car is full. But after a few hours, I am not full anymore. After a few miles, the car isn’t full anymore. But Jesus is always full of grace and as his people we are filled with his grace.
When Jesus forgave you all of your sins yesterday, he didn’t use up some of his forgiveness so that he has less to give you today. No matter how many times you have sinned or how big your sin is, Jesus is always full of grace. He has enough to cover any and every sin all the time.
Since Jesus is always full of grace, we never have to worry that some sins aren’t forgiven or that we have to wait before we can be forgiven again. Forgiveness is constant. What a joy to be able to tell the children that Jesus loves them and forgives them all the time, no matter what. That’s the most important message we’ll ever hear and that they’ll ever hear.