Daily Reflections

Too Familiar?

March 24, 2024 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

Could it possibly be that we sometimes grow bored with the gospel? Are we so familiar with the story that we overlook its wonder? Then pause to consider just the first few hours of Christ’s visit to earth. Perhaps this momentary pondering will draw us back to the flame of grace.

Imagine being omnipotent yet requiring the care of a mother and father. Imagine being omniscient yet needing to learn how to walk; being the eternal Word of God yet needing to learn how to read. Imagine having created the oceans yet being thirsty for water. Imagine having spoken the stars into place yet lying down at night underneath them.

Why would Jesus do this? He had dwelt in heavenly places, in celestial palaces. Why would He submit to being born in a cattle shed? He was the beloved Son of God.

Why would He agree to becoming the rejected Son of Man? Why did He do it? To save us.


 Incomparable: 50 Days with Jesus © 2024 by Revived Hearts Foundation

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Make it Personal

Take time today to ponder the gift of salvation— your salvation. Give thanks for the gospel and the faith God has given you to believe.