Wednesday Wallpaper: God Was Made Man

Scriptures: John 1:1-18

Jesus, through whom time was made, was made in time.

The gospel of John describes Jesus as the incarnate Word of God—the Word made flesh, the climactic message of God, the divine self-expression. He existed before creation and was introduced into creation (Jn. 1:1-18). And yet, God’s living Word once lay as a speechless infant in a manger. Let this wallpaper remind you that Christmas is a day to remember the humility of God in Jesus the Christ.

“And now, with what words shall we praise the love of God? What thanks shall we give? He so loved us that for our sakes He, through whom time was made, was made in time; and He, older by eternity than the world itself, was younger in age than many of His servants in the world; He, who made man, was made man; He was given existence by a mother whom He brought into existence; He was carried in hands which He formed; He nursed at breasts which He filled; He cried like a babe in the manger in speechless infancy—this Word without which human eloquence is speechless!” (Augustine of Hippo, Sermons for Christmas and Epiphany)