Our Lenten Devotion for Thursday, March 3, comes to us from Steadfast Love by Henri J.M. Nouwen
And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son full of grace and truth. John 1:14 NIV
“Dear Lord Jesus, you, the eternal Word, through whom all things came into being, you became flesh among us so that you could speak to us, walk with us, and pray with us, yes even die with us. You became a human being among other human beings so that nothing human would be alien to you, so that in everything, except sin, you would be like us.” (Heart Speaks to Heart,19)
I believe that God sent Jesus to be among us, like us, so that we could understand God’s message more clearly. God calls us to live in God’s world as Jesus lived, to follow Jesus’ example in our own lives.
Lord, you became like us that we might receive your grace. Amen.
--Henri J.M. Nouwen