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

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

Frederick Buechner reflects on the Word made flesh in The Faces of Jesus:

The man on the cross was a man of flesh, but he was also the WORD made flesh, as John writes it in the great prologue to his Gospel, the Word that ‘became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth.’ The Creator himself comes to dwell within his own creation, the Eternal within the temporal, the Invulnerable within the wound.

It is as if Shakespeare could somehow have entered the world of Hamlet, say, the dramatist descending from the infinite dimensions of reality into the dimensionlessness of his own drama, becoming a character in his own plot although he well knows the tragic denouement and submitting himself to all its limitations so that he can burst them asunder when the time comes and lead a tremendous exeunt by which his whole dramatis personae will become true persons at last.

Frederick Buechner, The Faces of Jesus

We love this idea.  God entering the world is like a playwright entering his own play. Even knowing the outcome and the pain He would suffer, God came to live among us.  Beautiful.

Betsy and Laurie

http://www.WritingSisters.com

6 Comments on And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us . . . Part Three

  1. snowgood
    December 15, 2013 at 11:16 am (6 years ago)

    “God entering the world is like a playwright entering his own play” – a good analogy, but this was no “play” it was more akin to a tragedy. We too can have our part, and I trust daily warm to the character of Christ, and bring hope to the modern people who inhabit the margins of society.

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    • Writing Sisters
      December 15, 2013 at 11:38 am (6 years ago)

      Good point. Thanks for the reminder.

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  2. Chris Malkemes
    December 26, 2013 at 10:17 pm (6 years ago)

    I so enjoy your writing. I wrote this http://www.chrismalkemes.com…The Gift, before I read you post. What a wonderful way God shows how He reaches into the hearts of His own to synchronize our yielded hearts. Thank you for you.

    Chris Malkemes, Writer Whispered Words of Wisdom http://www.chrismalkemes.com

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    • Writing Sisters
      December 27, 2013 at 5:41 am (6 years ago)

      Thanks Chris. Love your post about The Word made flesh. Thanks for sharing it here.

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