John 1:14 – And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
We can never really come to the end of the power of this verse. What was in the mind of the Lord when He became one of us? He gave us glimpse inside the veil in His prayer in Gethsemane. John’s account is much more detailed and intimate. These words are really beyond comprehension, “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.” John 17:20–21
He prayed that we could enjoy the intimacy with Him and His Father that He Himself enjoys. Unthinkable!!!! He became one of us to redeem us from our fallen condition and bring us into this oneness with the trinity. Eternity will be an unfolding of this incredible intimacy bursting with indescribable joy. Here is a glimpse of this truth from Jonathan Edwards.
“Such was the love of the Son of God to the human nature, that he desired a most near and close union with it, something like the union in the persons of the Trinity, nearer than there can be between any two distinct [beings]. This moved him to make the human become one with him, and himself to be one of mankind that should represent all the rest, for Christ calls us brethren and is one of us. How should [we] be encouraged, when we have such a Mediator! ’Tis one of us that is to plead for us, one that God from love to us has received into his own person from among us.”
Salvation is bigger than any of us realized. We were looking for help in this life and an escape from eternal damnation. We got way more than that when Jesus became a man. We have been brought into the heavenly places. Paul said we are seated with Him in heavenly places. So this is what the humanity of Jesus was all about, it was about oneness. Now our commission is to enjoy this new life and bring as many others into it that we can.