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God Came Down

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Read the words of John 1:1 and 1:14 over and over again. Read them out loud. Ponder them deeply… hold them dearly —

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1, ESV).

And the Word
became flesh
and dwelt among us.” (John 1:14, ESV)

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. (John 114, ESV)


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He didn’t just reach down. Heaven came down… to be with us.

Every bit God, but every bit man — becoming human, to be like us, to relate to us, to do life with us.

I love the way Eugene Peterson paraphrases verse 14 in The Message Bible:

“The Word became flesh and blood,
and moved into the neighborhood.
We saw the glory with our own eyes, the one-of-a-kind glory,
like Father, like Son,
Generous inside and out,
true from start to finish.”

Friends, never lose your breathless awe and wonder of the miraculous fact that God loves you so much that He came down … in the person of Jesus, His One and Only Son … for you.

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Punky Tolson heart’s desire is to help women fall in love with Jesus and live the life they were destined for. She has invested in the lives of women of all ages, teaching God’s Word, showing them how the Scriptures really do work in their everyday lives, and how Jesus makes all the difference. A writer, blogger, disciple-maker, and a passionate communicator of God’s truth, Punky (the nickname her Daddy gave her) speaks locally and nationally at women’s events teaching the Scriptures and sharing her life with her audience. Her story of finding identity, true love and lasting satisfaction in Christ is full of transforming truth; her amazing God-story of marrying at the age of 43 will captivate you no matter what stage of life you’re in; and her battle with breast cancer will reassure anyone experiencing any kind of difficulty that you are more than a conqueror in Christ. Along with her husband, John, she is co founder of The Tolson Group, a discipleship-based ministry in Dallas, Texas. Punky is also the host of the Life-on-Life podcast -- practical teaching and truth to help women know, love and follow Jesus … and challenge them to pass it on.

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