By Gina Garrison
John begins his Gospel by introducing us to The Word. He writes that The Word was there in the beginning, before anything else. The Word was with God, and The Word was God, and all that was created was done so with The Word.
Then, this astonishing statement: “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.” Something powerful and eternal, something holy and beyond personhood, full of grace and truth, became human. Thousands of years ago The Word gave up heaven to live with us, first as a tiny baby born in humble circumstances. Today, The Word lives with us and in us whenever and wherever there is an open heart.
Holy God, we come to you in prayer today, awed by your power and by your willingness to live among us, fully human and still fully divine. During this Advent, may we fully experience the Joy of the coming of The Word.