The Word Became Flesh: A Christmas Poem 

(John 1:1-14)

Before time began he was.  

Eternal, uncreated, only begotten son of God, Jesus Christ, our Lord.  From everlasting to everlasting he has been and will be.  Creator of all, all was made by him and for him.  

Seated on his throne, he is the forever King.  Eternal majesty and glory were his before the mountains were brought forth.

And yet, this ancient of days became flesh.  

Into the world he came, the true light through whom sinners are saved.  Light and life for all who believe.   

With sinners he dwelt that we might behold him, to see his glory come.  Full of grace and truth, it is from him we have received grace upon grace.  

And we remember:  

The Word of God appearing with divinity unceasing, as a babe he came to us.  Humble, average, ordinary, with only the fanfare of the lowly.

Before him a wooden cross, nails and blood- the plan of covering whereby wretches become children of God.  Born of God, not of man, are those whom he calls his own.  

For this he came and was willingly made flesh: that all of this might be so.  

Joyful hearts praise God the Father who has made him known, the one who forever reigns.  With gladness crown him with many crowns, the King who became flesh and dwelt among us, the Christ, our Emmanuel.           

Published by Nicole Byrum

Hello! I have been a therapist in the community mental health field for the last 13 years. During this time I have worked with numerous women in recovery from substance abuse. It was this work, along with my relationship with Jesus, that inspired me to write my first book, Remade: Living Free. I have found writing to be a joy and it is my aim through this website to continue to share my faith, insights, and hope with my readers. Some fun facts about me: I have been married for 15 years and have 2 children; I love to read, run and cook; Even though I have lived in Ohio for most of my life I am not a fan of cold weather!

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