‘And the Word became flesh and lived among us.’

“And the Word became flesh.”
When we are babies we are not born with language, we have no words, they have to be learned and that process begins before birth. The baby hears the mother’s voice and becomes familiar with it and any others’ close enough to be heard. After birth the child will gradually become familiar with the most used words, come to know mamma or dada and that both belong to their parents or care givers. The next stage is the pointing game and the child discovers names, of things and people and so language develops over time. The Word for us in the beginning then is a name or identity.
“And the Word became flesh”