Day 1 of 7


John 1:14

14The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.


God, thank you for sending your only begotten son into the world to restore things. We are eternally grateful for Jesus, a Savior willing to take on flesh, identify with the weak and lowly, and endure the pain of losing loved ones. In this, Jesus epitomized what it means to stand in solidarity, and for this we express our gratitude!


Jesus, our humble king, truly knows all about our strife and sorrows! While on earth, he endured the pain, suffering, and oppression that millions are subjected to daily. He was born into abject poverty, and ridiculed because of his parents’ status. He was persecuted for what he taught and did, and stigmatized because of the community he came from. He lived under the weight of systemic oppression, was forced to emigrate from his homeland because of unjust legislation, and was executed after being falsely convicted as a criminal.


How does Jesus’ willingness to take on flesh, and his marginalized experience in the flesh, impact your faith and relationship with God?