And the Word became flesh...

The Word Became Flesh ~ Sunday Scripture

Became.

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,

Michele Morin

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48 thoughts on “The Word Became Flesh ~ Sunday Scripture”

  1. It defies imagination in our heads but in our hearts, where the spirit lives, it brings a tear of joy. May your first Sunday of Advent and your entire Advent season be filled with hope.

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  2. Oh to have lived in the day of the becoming of Flesh. I like to think I would have recognized Him. Always though the future possibilities to ponder over Advent.

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    1. What a terrific thing to ponder. I have a feeling I’d have missed him in all the busyness of first century life for women. Grateful, though, not to have missed him in this time frame.

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  3. How well you state the mind-boggling reality of God becoming something else. Yet I wonder at it even more knowing Christ was always there from the beginning, became something else still to enter our world in a form we could touch and know and then left His Holy Spirit to be with and in us when He left the earthly domain. Our finite our minds!

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  4. It humbles me that the God of this Universe and the Lord of my little beating heart became man for me. “Invisible became visibly a baby, born in a remote part of Palestine and tethered to flesh and bone.” Love this devotional. You are a blessing

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    1. Humbling, yes, that’s the perfect description. When we think of all the ways God could have orchestrated redemption, it’s amazing that he decided to allow himself to identify with us in such an intimate way.

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  5. Michele,
    Yes, it’s mind bending to try to grasp that infinite God – the one who Was before anyone or anything else, became finite as a tiny baby, wrapped in flesh, in a manger. He came to save all that He had created. Who does this? Love does.
    Blessings,
    Bev xx

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    1. It really stopped me in my tracks, Karen. I had intended to write about John 1 (the whole chapter) for Advent, but have found that there’s so much truth in verse 14 I’ll be spending every Sunday of Advent there.

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  6. Your list sparked a few more comparisons of what Jesus BECAME for us: Rich BECAME poor, the Exalted One BECAME humble, divinity BECAME human. I’m sure there are more–a worthy exercise to inspire fresh wonder in what our Savior endured–for us. Thank you, Michele!

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  7. The awe and wonder of Christmas! Immanuel–God with us! That He would love us THAT much is still so amazing to me, and I try never to forget that He that was, is and always will be, left heaven for earth to show us how to live and to die for our sin. Thanks for sharing! Happy to have a new connection through the Insta-link-up!

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  8. What lovely insights on the word “became”. Thank you for this Advent lesson, Michele. I sometimes need some help getting into the proper mindset for the season.

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  9. My family and I are reading through Luke to prepare us for Christmas. It is great to reflect that Jesus was a man. He came here with a purpose. The word encased in flesh.
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    ~Tracy

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  10. I have to admit I have always had a special place in my heart for Advent. It is a lovely time of preparation for Christmas. And now I am enjoying spending this time with my girls and teaching them about it. Thank you so much for linking up to #globalblogging x

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  11. I love the beautiful simplicity of this post! Just as you said- I don’t comprehend it, yet it gives me such peace

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  12. We often think of a new year as a time for change, an opportunity to become more than we already are. But I think that Advent is a beautiful reason to start this mindset. Thanks for linking up with #dreamteam

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