Dear eternal God, what a marvel to contemplate your glory and your might confined to a mortal body! We can but imagine the awe and wonder of those who held the eternal Son in their arms, or of those who sat with the Creator of all things to eat bread, at the moment when they understood that something extraordinary was happening before their mortal eyes. What joy to contemplate, even imperfectly, our future in the new earth beside Jesus our Lord, the Master who became a friend. Thank you. In the name of Jesus, amen.