Jn.1:14 – So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son.

This is the greatest of all mysteries. How can you even describe it? The Creator entered His creation, God became a man, or maybe the Eternal One entered into time? It is really impossible to grasp the majesty of this verse; we can only catch glimpses by the Spirit. Peter caught a glimpse when he said “You are the Christ”. Paul also saw the edge of this with his Jesus encounter on the road to Damascus. Then there was John in his visions in Revelation. What is going to be the most astounding of all is when we see Christ in both His natures in heaven. This is what John saw that made him weep uncontrollably. Here is an explanation from the Cornerstone Commentary:

“The Word became human.” This is the high point of the prologue—indeed, the high point of history. God has entered this world; his Word has become “flesh”; the Creator has become a creature. More than that, he has “made his home among us.” John chose a very particular term here skēnoō, which means he has “pitched his tent” or “tabernacled” among us. The image of the tabernacle skēnē is very prominent, especially with the correspondence between the glory of the Word and the “shekinah glory” of God that filled the Tabernacle (and later, the Temple). The shekinah, referring to God “dwelling” among his people) or presence of God was seen in the pillar of fire by night and the cloud by day in the Exodus. This glory then filled the Tabernacle. This was what made the Tabernacle the most sacred object in the universe; the physical manifestation of God’s holy presence was there. The dwelling of God among his people was everything and will be the chief characteristic of the new heaven and new earth.”

This verse captures the essence of the miracle of Christ becoming a man. John saw His humanity and also saw His glory. This is what begins to happen in our lives when we are awakened to His love. His humanity is connected totally to our salvation. His deity is connected to His sovereign reign over all things. The combination of God and man is absolutely unthinkable.

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