As Christmas beckons, it’s not only the time to celebrate the incident of God becoming Man through the person of Jesus Christ, but also the Good news or the information communicated through Him. Information technology and telecommunication are the fields of action in today’s world. Communication has reached a distinct level in modern technology and it’s only going to grow higher in the coming days.
Telecommunication has made the world smaller and smarter. The evolution of Human communication and the exchange of information have impacted this generation like never before and we are all witnessing this transition in our day to day lives and its impact is huge. When we communicate information it always occurs through a medium, any simple or complex communication has to go through a medium, either physical or non-physical. Language is one of the medium of communication and has become the basic element of human communication.
The Bible speaks about a communication that impacted the whole world with life changing information in John 1: 1,14 saying, “In the beginning was the word and the word was with God, and the word was God, and the word was made flesh and dwelt among us.” The person of Jesus Christ, His life and teachings is the greatest communication God established with man. It is the communication established by the Creator with His most precious creation. The word or the information that God had for His beautiful creation was communicated by the Life and teachings of Jesus Christ.
God through His birth communicated hope to mankind, through His life communicated His power over human limitations, through His teachings communicated His works, through His death & resurrection communicated forgiveness and salvation, through everything He did communicated Love for each and every one of us.
An illustration about God’s communication goes like this, “I saw a line of ants approaching a puddle of water, I tried to tell that group of its danger, but how would they understand my language, I realized I cannot communicate unless I become one of them”. God spoke His words through many men of God, but we didn’t understand Him. Knowing our inability in knowing Him, He made himself known in human form so that we know Him personally. Two thousand years ago Jesus Christ came in to this world through human birth in a divine way and became one among us to communicate the message of hope and save us.
It is through Him God communicates with us and He is our only medium of communication with God. The Bible says in 1 Timothy 2:5,6 “ For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus…” Christmas is a good time to remember that divine communication and celebrate the gift of God’s communication, Jesus.