And the Word was made 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.John 1:14(KJV)
The apostle John was one who saw the glory of the Word made flesh. John was one who gazed on Him in wonder.. and worshipped at the feet of Jesus Christ - his Lord and his God.
John lived with Him, walked with Him, talked with Him and touched Him.. and John spent over three years of his life with Jesus - listening intently to His gracious words and astonished by His amazing truth.. watching Him attentively as He fulfilled the prophetic Scriptures - and beholding His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father.. full of grace and truth.
Yes John could proclaim with authority: in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God, and the Word became flesh and dwelt amongst us.
John saw His glory.. the glory as of the eternal God, shining in the face of the Lord Jesus Christ. The sum total of the eternal, omnipotent, infinite glory of God was reflected in Jesus Christ. The combined attributes of the living God were reflected in the human person of the only begotten of the Father.. the God-Man - Jesus Christ the righteous.
Over and again John and the other disciples gazed on the perfection of the sinless Son of Man and the glory that was seen in Him was a reflection of the exact image of the glory of the Father - full of grace and full of truth.
The eternal Son of God in the person of the sinless Son of Man was full of God's grace and goodness, which alone qualified Him to become our perfect Saviour.. and sacrifice for sin. The incarnate Word of God, made in the likeness of human flesh was also full of truth.. which alone qualifies Him to be the perfect source of God's completed revelation.
Revelation-truth from our Father in heaven came through the eternal Son of God, Who became the perfect Son of Man - for in these last day, God has spoken to us through His Son, Whom He appointed Heir of all things, and through Whom also He made the universe.
Salvation-grace came through the only begotten Son of the Father - the unique God-Man, Christ Jesus the righteous - for by grace are You saved.. through faith in HIM.. and not of works, lest anyone should boast.
Heavenly Father, thank You for sending Your only begotten Son, to become the unique 'God-Man', Who alone is full of grace and truth - Who alone was qualified to become our perfect, Kinsman-Redeemer and to die on the cross as our heavenly substitute for sin. Praise His holy name, AMEN.