"But as it is, He has APPEARED once for all at the end of the ages to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself. And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment, so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of man, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly wait for Him." Hebrews 9:26
"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." John 1:14
DEFINITION OF APPEARED
: to be or come in sight : to show up : to have an outward aspect : to become evident or manifest : to come into existence
Jesus, You APPEARED as God - able to be seen, clearly shown and visible - in order to put away sin by Your sacrifice! Jesus, this is why You came! You, the Son of God, came to earth as a baby in order to give Your life as a sacrifice for my sin. Soon, we will celebrate Your birth. The birth of the One who came to earth as the KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS! Thank You Jesus, for APPEARING in all Your glory, full of grace and truth!
Worship and praise Jesus - for APPEARING as a man to be our sacrifice!
(Have you thought about what it was like for Jesus to leave His throne in heaven, and APPEAR as a baby?)