We cannot read the overarching story of Scripture without seeing God’s ongoing desire for us to know Him. Every step we take away from Him is followed by Him taking multiple steps toward us as He relentlessly chases us down to restore us back to Him. Prophet after prophet was sent to warn the people of this world because of their sin and to call on them to repent. No matter how rebellious the people were, how blatantly they sinned against God through idolatry, God continued to reach out to them.
Until on that day in Bethlehem when God’s voice was heard in a different way—through the cries of a newborn baby named Jesus. Jesus would not be merely another way God spoke; He would be the perfect way God spoke to us as He is the exact expression of God’s nature. And it is only through Jesus that we can finally be restored with God and discover what it truly means to bear God’s image.
In what ways does Jesus help you better understand your humanity?