Became Flesh & Tuesday Talk

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And the Word become flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. – John 1:14

Became Flesh. He became like us. Human. He was born. In the rush and pain of delivery. He had a mother. A father. Brothers and sisters. He had a home. And a family. With all of the noise and chaos of of the everyday. He experienced hunger, thirst, pain, and heartache.

He was tired. Worn and weary. He wore the pain of cuts and bruises as a young boy in Nazareth. He stubbed His finger when He missed a nail building a table with His dad. He would have felt the flush of cheeks from embarrassment. He would have hugged his mother as a little boy. He would have felt the pain of friendships broken. The ache of loneliness. The sorrow of death. And the joys of life. The thrill of hope and the beautiful taste of food.

When our God became flesh, He took on more than our skin and bones. He took on our heartaches and loneliness. He put on the everyday-ness. The normal. The ordinary. The simple. What comfort it brings to know we have a God who knows what it is like to be normal. Although Jesus was the Son of God, He was ordinary. Simple. Nothing complicated, grand or big. He was small. Born in a small city. In a stable. He wasn’t known to the world, just the small towns surrounding one city in one little country at one particular time. Our God knows what is is like to be us.

The song, “Welcome to Our World” by Chris Rice completely represents how and why our God became flesh for us:

Fragile fingers sent to heal us
Tender brow prepared for thorn
Tiny heart whose blood will save us
Unto us is born
Unto us is born
So wrap our injured flesh around You
Breathe our air and walk our sod
Rob our sin and make us holy
Perfect Son of God.
Perfect Son of God, Welcome to Our World – Chris Rice

Our Christ, The Word, became Flesh. He came to speak Words of God. He came to love us. He came to mend. To feed and give us Living Water. More than all of that, He came to rob us of our sin. To make us new. Holy. He made Himself Flesh, so we could meet God. During this season of advent, do not forget the tiny baby in the manger came to save. Yes, He came to die. But it isn’t the death we celebrate: its the life. He brings life to all of us. May we remember He wrapped our flesh around His holy so we could be made holy.

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  1. I love the way you describe the possible childhood of Jesus 🙂 Watching my nephews, I wonder how boy-like Jesus was and imagine He had His fair share of bumps and bruises!

  2. Hi Sarah, I am so comforted when I think of Jesus living just as we do – feeling the same frustrations and heartaches. It’s a beautiful reminder that He is so much more than just a Heavenly being to be revered. He is a trusted friend and confidant Who knows our pain as well as we do!
    Thank you for hosting this link-up each week!!
    Blessings and smiles,

  3. Lovely song– it’s in our cantata this year again and as I heard another version on the radio the other day I pondered how it’s really his world but what a gift that he came and dwelt among us all in human form. Thinking more on that this Christmas ♥

  4. I love that Jesus knows every thing I go through because He has been human. On the flip side it’s so hard to imagine how He can be human and infinite all at the same time. Did he separate his godliness from his humanness? I find it completely comforting and unfathomable what that experience was like. I can’t wait to get to Heaven and have long conversations about His experiences!

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