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One of the greatest mysteries lies within these words, “The Word became flesh.” It should be a thing of curiosity to us, that something like this could take place. It is nothing short of the most wonderful miracle. One simple way we can try to understand how this event occurred, and why, is that is was by the means of Transliteration (to transcribe (a word, etc, in one alphabet) into corresponding letters of another alphabet), literally, Jesus, the Word, the Son of God, a Hope of things not yet seen, was transliterated into flesh—the letters or language of the material. Hope took the form of a man. Why was this? God wanted to show us that hope was no longer unattainable. He had become as we are so that He could be understood by the simplest of minds; so that we could touch hope, see hope, know hope, and even more, that we could hear the voice of hope calling our names; “sister, brother, mother, father,” drawing each of us out of darkness, out of sickness, and out of obscurity.
Consider the verse, “Hope deferred makes the heart grow sick.” Such was the state of the world.

LONG LAY THE WORLD IN SIN AND ERROR PINING.

Jesus was the end of the deferral.

TILL HE APPEARED AND THE SOUL FELT ITS WORTH;

A THRILL OF HOPE
THE WEARY WORLD REJOICES

FOR YONDER BREAKS A NEW AND GLORIOUS MORN!

The Transliteration of the Word is not all there is to tell. The Word became flesh, so that all might know the God of Hope, and given by Him, the Name of Jesus, that we might know the One in Whom we may place all our hope and all our trust. He was Hoped for, and He came. Now we may Hope in Him, till He comes again.