And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. . . Part Four


And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us . . . John 1:14

We love these words from C.S. Lewis:

The central miracle asserted by Christians is the Incarnation.  They say that God became Man.  Every other miracle prepares for this, or exhibits this, or results from this. . . .

In the Christian story God descends to re-ascend. He comes down; down from the heights of absolute being into time and space, down into humanity . . . down to the very roots and sea-bed of the Nature He has created.

But He goes down to come up again and bring the ruined world up with Him. One has the picture of a strong man stooping lower and lower to get himself underneath some great complicated burden. He must stoop in order to lift, he must almost disappear under the load before he incredibly straightens his back and marches off with the whole mass swaying on his shoulders.  C.S. Lewis

Stooping in order to lift.  That’s pretty amazing.

Betsy and Laurie

2 Comments on And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. . . Part Four

  1. tinamhunt
    December 18, 2013 at 7:25 am (7 years ago)

    Such a beautiful image: both tender and strong.

  2. Olive Twist ~♥~
    December 18, 2013 at 1:58 pm (7 years ago)

    Reblogged this on OLIVE TWIST ~♥~ and commented:
    I was moved by this post today, especially the image of Christ as the strong man who carried us all on His shoulders…


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