John 1:14–18 (ESV)
The Word Became Flesh (Part 3)
14 And the Word became 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. 15 (John bore witness about him, and cried out, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after
me ranks before me, because he was before me.’ ”) 16 For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. 17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God; the only God, who
is at the Father’s side, he has made him known.
Verse 14 can be read “And Jesus became man and lived among us.” This is what this statement is saying. The verse goes
on to say that Jesus is the Son of God (Son from the Father). The Lutheran Study Bibles states: “By taking on human flesh, God the Son comes into the world He created. He graciously brings deliverance from spiritual darkness and authorizes believers
to become God’s children. Those who do not receive Christ by faith remain in darkness. Christ, the true light, has overcome the darkness, and He promises His forgiving grace to you and all people.
O Word made flesh, be present with me this day, and fill me with Your limitless grace. Amen.