14 The 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.
This verse informs us that God took on human flesh to be among us, which is completely foreign to our way of thinking. The strange irony is this is, most of us at some point in our lives aspire to be God-like, to have rule, to have control, to be in control of everything. So, it is absolutely 180 degrees from how we think.
John also informs us we’ve seen the glory of God. Gracelifebible.net summarized the glory of God thusly: The glory of God represents all that He is in His infinite perfections.
In other words, all of God’s greatness was manifested in the Son, Jesus Christ. And He thought it necessary to dwell among us. There was no other way that we’d understand and perceive His majesty and justice.
What was it like to watch Him walk this Earth?
What was it like to see the very Glory of God up close, to laugh with Him, to watch Him teach with authority, to see Him sleeping each night, all the while knowing He didn’t have to do it at all?