This is blog post number two and a good time for an introduction: I’m S.D. Hitchman, from Langley, B.C., Canada and wordmadefleshblog.WordPress.com is the result of the journey on which I am traveling. I am like Bunyan’s ‘Pilgrim’, Hurnard’s ‘Much-Afraid’, C.S. Lewis’ ‘Eustace’, and maybe even Tolkien’s ‘Hobbit’. I’m not sure where it will lead, but I know who is my Guide. My journey took a significant turn the day I breathed my first “Lord, teach me to pray” prayer, and has brought me to this blog as a means to its answer. God seems to want to use the body of believers to answer the prayers of His people whenever possible, and I trust this venue will not be an exception.
Wordmadeflesh comes from the gospel of John, chapter one and verse fourteen, where Jesus’ incarnation on planet earth is described as, “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
The picture I see expressed here is that of Christ, the Word, standing in the gap between the eternal, immortal Godhead, and us temporal, mortal humans. Christ personifies communication between God and mankind, and vice versa.
When we pray, we transpose our thoughts into the code we call ‘words’ hoping, by some miracle, to connect with the mind of God. Christ, the “Word made flesh” is the word in the sense that He is the one mediator between God and man. He is the only connector between the mortal and the immortal. He makes the miracle of communication happen.
I want to know others’ thoughts/impressions/experience in their journey of prayer and communication with God. What have you found helpful? What have you found difficult? What has spurred you in your journey of learning to pray?