"And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth."
In the original Greek, the word "begotten" means "pertaining to being the only one of its kind or class, unique in kind." Jesus Christ is uniquely God's Son. He shares the same divine nature as God. The Second Person of the Trinity. The Word of God who spoke creation into existence became flesh and walked the earth. This is so startling, and yet over time we perhaps become so accustomed to the idea that we are hardly moved by it. F.B. Meyer wrote: "Now and again, during our Lord's earthly career, the curtain of His human nature seemed to part and to emit some gleams of the radiant splendour of His Being. It was so on the Transfiguration mount, and again in His Resurrection and Ascension. The glory was full of grace and truth." Oh, that we might right now have a sense of His glory, full of grace and truth. That we might put aside our humdrum ideas of Jesus Christ and catch a glimpse of "the radiant splendour of His Being." Lord Jesus, show us Your glory.