The Word Became Flesh

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 1:14

It seems impossible. How could the God of the universe wear flesh and walk around like us? How could he inhabit all the same characteristics of a human like us? How could both incorruptible and corruptible dwell together?

This is a profound mystery, but what we know is this: God had to become like us in order that he may help us become like him. But it was more possible for him to become like us than it is for us to become like him. When Jesus came and embodied the fullness of God, he revealed to us the fullness of God’s grace and truth. We see in Jesus both the amazing constancy of his will and justice in perfect fulness with his mercy and love. He is the new humanity, the new Adam that doesn’t eat from the tree, but instead will die on one. He will receive our punishment, and we will receive his crown.

Worship God today as we look further into the truth of Jesus. See his glory and respond to it. It is only upon him becoming like us, that we may become like him.