And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us . . . John 1:14
Sarah Young writes in her book, Jesus Calling, as if Jesus was speaking to us:
Try to imagine what I gave up when I came into your world as a baby. I set aside My Glory, so that I could identify with mankind. I accepted the limitations of infancy under the most appalling conditions—a filthy stable. That was a dark night for Me, even though angels lit up the sky proclaiming, “Glory!” to awe-struck shepherds.
When you sit quietly with Me, the process I went through is reversed in your experience. As you identify with Me, heaven’s vistas open up before you—granting you glimpses of My Glory. I became poor so that you might become rich.
Sarah Young, Jesus Calling
The Word became flesh. Amazing to think what God gave the world on that night.
Betsy and Laurie
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich. 2 Corinthians 8:9