Re:Verse reading–John 1:1-18 (day two) He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. vs. 10
I marvel at the complexity of this verse. John almost poetically captures that seeming paradox of this Christ. He was indeed flesh and blood. He was also here before imagining. He was with God and himself God before. Before all. Lest you think this baby just a baby John reminds us that this child was the incarnate version of the almighty.
John Donne in his Holy Sonnets also tried to capture the both/and nature of God/baby.
Thou’ hast light in the darke; and shutst in little room, Immensity cloysterd in thy deare womb.
That image is so powerful to me. The power of the atom. All of creation, all of who God was and is, was put in that small baby. His choice, our gift.
Donne again: ‘Tis time that heart and voice be lifted high, Salvation to all that will is nigh,