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.
These are John's words, describing Jesus' birth: "the Word became flesh." For me, this does not make the miracle easier to understand. But at least we have a rather concrete description of Jesus as both human and "the Word." And Jesus as an ordinary person at least gets him into the setting where He can begin his ministry. This was God's plan- on the one hand very simple, but at the same time far more complex than we will ever know. I am thankful for Jesus' humanity. It has given me a model and a guide, and a personality to love and follow.
Holy Lord, thank you for sending Jesus as a man to dwell among the people. He is my guide and my teacher, as he has been for millions and millions of others. You are full of grace. Amen
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