The Word Became Flesh
John the Baptist was the “voice.” Jesus Christ is the Word. A word remains long after a voice is silent. It was that way with John and Jesus. John came to announce the coming of the Saviour, His purpose was to decrease as Christ increased. That is a good plan for life — self decreasing. Jesus increasing.
Christ did not have His beginning in Bethlehem’s stable. When John began his Gospel by going back to the beginning, the Word was there: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1). When Christ returns to end the Battle of Armageddon and set up His Kingdom, He will be called “The Word of God.” “And I saw heaven opened. and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God” (Rev. 19: 11-13).
Here, now, is the miracle of love: “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” This is two-way grace. In His coming to dwell among us we caught a glimpse of His glory. The Father is revealed to us through the Son. Since He has dwelt among us, He knows our needs and understands our infirmities (Hebrews 4:15). In becoming flesh, He shared our sorrows. Because He became flesh, we can one day share His glory. Hallelujah!