And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. John bore witness about him, and cried out, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me ranks before me, because he was before me.’”) And from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. (John 1:14-16).
God granted me the grace of watching the testimony of a converted Muslim today, and in it he made quite a profound statement. Roughly it was this, “Can a man become a God? No, he certainly cannot, for how can a weak and finite being take on the almighty and the infinite? But can an almighty, all-powerful God who can do anything become a man? Yes, he certainly can, for he can do all things, and he did so in Jesus Christ.” What this man now knows, by the grace of God, is what the apostle John testifies to in this glorious section of Scripture, namely that the Almighty clothed himself in weakness, the Majestic One arrayed in splendor clothed himself in shame, the One who dwells in the heavenlies became a homeless man, and the King of the Universe took on the form of the lowliest servant. The Lion of the tribe of Judah became the Lamb of Calvary.