For “In him we live and move and have our being”; as even some of your own poets have said, “For we are indeed his offspring.”Acts 17:28 ESV
We exist, have our being, because of Jesus.
The apostle, John, tells it like this:
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.John 1:1-3 ESV
In Genesis, Moses writes the account of creation. By God’s Word all things were spoken into existence. God said… and boom—it was. But Moses also tells us a tragic tale of separation and loss. Once, humanity lived freely in God’s presence, until they chose disobedience and death. Mankind was set on a new path apart from union with the Creator.
Thanks be to God! We don’t need to remain in that separation. The intention of Jesus birth is clear in several scriptures,
But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”
All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us).Matthew 1:20-23 ESV
Immanuel, means God with us, and Jesus, means God is salvation. Two clear intentions revealed by name alone. But what about his title as Christ or Messiah? They are Greek and Hebrew words meaning the anointed one, or chosen one. Jesus is God’s chosen one, sent to save us from our sins, and by physically being with us, reveal that God hasn’t left us.
I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Yet a little while and the world will see me no more, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you.John 14:18-20 ESV
Jesus needed to leave the physical world to fulfill his purpose, but he sent the Holy Spirit to fulfill his promise and bring us back into unity. We are no longer orphans living apart from God, for now we can truly say, “in him we live and move and have our being,”
Grace & Peace,