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The Word, Jesus, became human and lived among us (1).

 

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Think of it:

 

He is “the image of the invisible God” (2), and

“The radiance of his glory (3),

The Creator of the universe (4), and

The Sustainer of all things (5).

He is “before all things, and in him all things hold together” (6).

He is glorious in power and grandeur because

God was pleased to have all of his divine essence inhabit him (7).

 

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Who can fathom such transcendence?

 

The Word dwelled in the perfection and beauty of heaven (8),

In an atmosphere of tranquil peace and effervescent joy,

Where every longing of the soul is fulfilled,

Where angel-songs waft on the breeze.

 

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Who can fathom such splendor?

 

Then, The Word humbled himself beyond comprehension (9).

The Infinite One entered time and space.

He submitted himself to our realm of hurt and greed and struggle.

He even accepted the confines of a helpless infant—

Unable to feed himself, dress himself, or speak.

 

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For a time, the Word relinquished the privilege of words.

And the most important event of all history took place in a stable-cave, where

God’s infinite love was wrapped in swaddling cloths, and

The most important Person of all history was placed in an animal feed trough.

For this King, no trumpets heralded his arrival to the royals in their castles,

No loud pronouncements proclaimed his birth to officials in their chambers of government.

Instead, an angel choir hailed His coming to humble shepherds on a hillside.

 

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Who can fathom the glory of such humility?

 

The Word grew to manhood and proclaimed the way to know God as Heavenly Father (10).

The Word spoke radical truth about believing in him and receiving eternal life (11).

The Word sacrificed his life that we might escape darkness

And live forever with him in the kingdom of light (12).

 

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Who can fathom such love?

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  1. John 1:14
  2. Colossians 1:15
  3. Hebrews 1:3
  4. Colossians 1:16-17
  5. Hebrews 1:3
  6. Colossians 1:17
  7. Colossians 1:19, ISV
  8. John 6:38
  9. Philippians 2:7
  10. John 1:9
  11. John 5:24
  12. 1 Peter 2:9

 

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