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….For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.
It was a drenching moment for me that Advent. A man in our church had just prayed the words of John 1:14-16 in a pre-service prayer meeting. God granted me in that moment that the word “fullness” fill me. It was an extraordinary experience. There was a kind of Holy Spirit soaking.
I felt some measure of what the word really carries- the fullness of Christ. I felt some of the wonder that I had indeed received grace upon grace from this fullness. And I was at that moment receiving grace upon grace. I felt right then that nothing would have been sweeter than to simply sit at his feet- or read my Bible-all afternoon and feel his fullness overflow.
From the introduction to The Dawning of Indestructible Joy, by John Piper.