I have been yammering about this for awhile in the approach to Christmas. Here Alton Wedel said it nice.y
In many and various ways God spoke of old to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days He has spoken to us by a Son,” for the Word that was “in the beginning” and the Word that “was with God” and the Word that “was God”-that Word “became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth. We have beheld His glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father.” The Word is more than a communication of what God wants to say to us -it is the Lord Himself. The Speaker communicates not only words, but He com-municates Himself, so that what we have seen with our eyes and handled with our hands is, indeed, the Word of life! It is in Jesus Christ that God’s Good News has broken into the world, and it is only in Jesus Christ that God’s Good News breaks in. We have a more sure Word of proph-ecy because in Jesus Christ the promises of God are yea and amen. In Jesus Christ we have a ministry of reconciliation. We have a Word that cures. We have a Word that heals.