It might seem strange that we are talking about the Apostle John so soon after Christmas. But then again, John is the one who clearly outlined the divinity of Christ in his Gospel. In the very first verse, John wrote, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” Then in verse fourteen, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen His glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” The Man Jesus was God’s own Son, who came to be the world’s Savior. He took on flesh for you. He was born in Bethlehem to save you. And as John makes so clear in his Gospel, Jesus continues to bring you His blessings of grace and forgiveness through His Word and Sacraments.
(December 27 is the day set aside in the church to remember the life and work of St. John, Apostle and Evangelist.)