Daily Reflections

The Incarnation

December 7, 2023 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. We observed his glory, the glory as the one and only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. —John 1:14

During this Christmas season, you’ll likely hear the word incarnation. It comes from two Latin words that mean “in the flesh.” For us, it’s a theological term meaning “the Word became flesh.” God took on human form. Immanuel. God with us.

Take a minute to think about the Christmas story in light of Philippians 2, which says that though Jesus was “in the form of God, [He] did not consider equality with God as something to be exploited” (v. 6).

In other words, He didn’t cling to His rights as God. The passage goes on to explain how He “emptied himself, by assuming the form of a servant” (v. 7). This shows His humility, His condescension. How did He take the form of a servant? By “taking on the likeness of humanity” (v. 7).

The incarnation—a doctrine that is vital to the Christian faith. Would you take a minute to thank the God who became flesh?


Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, Seeking Him daily program

Scripture taken from The CSB

Make it Personal

Take some time today to reflect on why the incarnation of Christ is so important to your salvation and your relationship with Him.