Immersing the Senses

JOHN 1:14--"And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth."

God uses all our senses to show the reality of Christ’s coming.

Sight: The shepherds saw the blinding flash. The three sages saw the bright star. Simeon saw the salvation of Israel, and Anna the fulfillment of a lifelong search.

Sound: Spoken words stunned Mary and Joseph, and heavenly music amazed the shepherds. Ears resonated with the sound of God’s arrival in the world.

Smell: Fresh hay signaled the manger and the odor of animals in the stable. Frankincense and myrrh perfumed the air around Him who brings fragrance to the world.

Touch: Mary held the Baby. Loving Him makes us caress and embrace others, hold their hands, and lift up sagging arms.

Taste: Yes, there are hams and turkeys and Christmas pies. But taste also means flavor to living, the rich elevation of culture so that it satisfies the spiritual palate with art.

Without the savor of the Savior, the world would be coarse and vulgar.

When God reveals Himself to us, it is to our total heart and senses!


Spiritual Heart Focus

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