The Wonder of the Word
The Word became flesh And we beheld His glory God Himself walked among us Oh, the wonder of this story! From the beginning of time He was there to shine upon the earth And He, the Light, came to His creation Wrapped as a babe of humble birth The beauty of the Word! Immanuel has made the way For those who come and receive Him To be sons of God who love and obey The Only Begotten Son He has made the Father known To those He has called forth from darkness Grace and truth to us He has shown Behold the Lamb of God! He has taken away the world's sin The lost have become saints by His blood To God's presence we may now enter in Celebrate, all the earth! Burst into songs of jubilant praise! The Word, your Creator, stepped down from the throne He shared with the Father, the Ancient of Days Us He did come to redeem That to eternal death we might not go For by His righteous sacrifice Eternal life to us He can bestow The wonder of the Word! Let us draw near to worship at His throne And recall again how He suffered death That we might become His very own One day every eye will see Him Risen Savior, Awesome Lord Then every knee shall bow before This Holy King who is the Word
About the Poem
Meditating on the awesome story of Jesus coming to redeem us is something I love to do every year at Christmastime. The fact that God so loved us is the reason why we need to have a holiday to celebrate at all. Though December may not be the time of year Jesus was actually born, it is fitting to have a day set aside to stand in awe of Immanuel—God with us. This poem springs specifically from my meditations on John chapter one. The beauty of John's description of whom Jesus is and what He did for humanity stirred me to put those descriptions into verse. Of course, the Word becoming flesh is a subject worthy of our thoughts not merely once a year, but every day. He is so wonderful, and no one will ever compare to Him. Thinking of Him coming the first time sets my heart towards the day when He will come again. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!