From Creation to the Cradle 1: Invasion of the Creator God

John 1:1-5, 10-14, 16-18; Col. 1:16

The gospels of Matthew and Luke open up with the story of Jesus’ birth and the family trees of His mother Mary and stepfather Joseph. Small hints as to His true nature are given by Gabriel when he spoke with Mary directly and to Joseph in a dream. To Mary he said, “He will be called great and the Son of the Most High… the holy one to be born to you will be called the Son of God.” To Joseph he said, “All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: ‘The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel’ (which means “God with us”).”

Despite these hints, the focus is on Jesus’ earthly existence and earthly heritage. Only when we get to the Gospel of John do we see the veil lifted and Jesus is shown for who He is – God Himself. Let’s look at these verses together…

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