The Word became Flesh and dwelt among us…

I do a lot of preaching in this season: mainly amongst young people and mainly without a script, which is why so little of it appears documented here.

The core of my argument is the line from John: “and the word became flesh and dwelt among us” – for the Incarnation is at the heart of Christianity, the awesome idea that God should choose to break through into our lives and our existance and come along side us: to sit down (as I did earlier last week) cross-legged amongst the Year 1 children in Infant School, to be one of them.

I was therefore highly struck by this painting:

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The Incarnation always serves to challenge us, and to place before us the surprising and the unconventional. Not just my feet, but my head and my hands also!