Day 20 | Tim Ward
John 1: 14-16

John 1:1 states, “In the beginning was the Word, and the
Word was with God, and the Word was God.” Then, in John
1:14 we read that the Word was made flesh. Literally, God
became flesh – Jesus. He is not some great prophet or
teacher that taught the ways of God…Jesus is God.

The words “dwelt among us” translates to “pitching a tent.”
My family loves to tent camp. When I think of my many
years of camping with family and friends, I think of intimate
times around the campfire, being in creation, relaxing, and
stripping away the things of the world. When I think that
God – Jesus – came to pitch His tent next to mine and share
life with me; it brings me great comfort.

He didn’t come to lord over us, condemn us or set some
unattainable goal for life, but He came to dwell with you
and me. He came to sit by the campfire, share life, and to
take us away from the distractions of this world. He came
full of grace and truth. The real truth…not some twisted
fabricated truth that tickles our ears. He came with a truth
that sets you free.

Think about Jesus and the woman at the well. He sat with
her in an intimate place like sitting next to you at the
fireside. He loved that woman enough to call out her sin,
love on her and set her free. He loves you that much, and
he wants to sit by the fireside with you and chat. Take some
time to hear His truth, and listen to what He has to say.