Jesus coming in the flesh is known as the "incarnation." Incarnation literally means embodied in flesh or taking on flesh. It refers to the conception and birth of Jesus. In its religious context, the word is used to mean the descent of Jesus from heaven to earth.
As you anticipate the celebration of Jesus' death, burial and resurrection at the end of this Lenten season, you must also remember Jesus' conception and birth.
Thirty-three years before His death, Jesus came as God wrapped in flesh.
The incarnation of Christ is a central Christian doctrine that God became flesh, assumed a human nature, and became a man in the form of Jesus Christ, the Son of God and the second person of the Trinity.
This Christian position holds that the divine nature of the Son of God was perfectly united with human nature in one divine person. Jesus came to earth both truly God and truly man.
God the Son, became flesh when he was miraculously conceived in the womb of the Virgin Mary. He came to earth to die as a ransom for our sins. That's why His birth is surely related to His death.
Biblical passages relating to the doctrine of the incarnation include the following:
Reflect on Jesus coming in the flesh as you continue reading Lenten scriptures.
You are invited to read Day 11 of the Lenten lessons.