On this first Sunday of Advent, pause with me for a moment to soak in the stunning presence of the word “became” in connection with God the Son.
Immutable and eternally uncreated, God became something else:
Infinite became finite;
Eternal became temporal;
Invisible became visibly a baby, born in a remote part of Palestine and tethered to flesh and bone.
If you are like me, and this confounds your imagination and sets your thoughts straining to believe in the impossible, perhaps we are on our way to being ready for the sacred journey of Advent.
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14)
Rejoicing in the mystery,
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