December  7: Word Made Flesh

by | Dec 7, 2015


John 1:1,14

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God…And the Word was made 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.

DEC 7We are what we speak.  Out of the abundance of the heart, a man speaks, and we are this way because God is the same way.  Out of the abundance of His heart, He speaks.  Now, this perfect Word, this Word that came from the Father without any degradation of meaning, this Word which was also to be identified with the Father, what did He do?  He became flesh, John says, and dwelt among us (v.14).  Did this bring about degradation of meaning? No, John says—we beheld his glory (v.14).  What glory?  The glory of the only begotten of the Father.  What glory?  A glory that was full of grace and truth.  

What does the Word say?  The Word is the Logos, and He is not the om of Eastern mysticism.  He does not smudge everything, He articulates it; He speaks it.  Our Lord encompasses and embodies and exhibits everything that words do—exclamations, sentences, poems, stories, parables, sermons, lectures, novels, whispered conversations, propositions, questions and more poetry.  God speaks and we are called to listen.  

We worship the Speaker, the Spoken, and the Interpretation.  Our triune God is not one frozen word, eternally stuck.  The conversation is everlasting, glorious, swift, and beyond all reckoning.  

Excerpt taken from God Rest Ye Merry by Douglas Wilson  (Pg. 45-46)