1 In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He existed in the beginning with God. 4 God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him. 4 The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it. 14 – So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son.’ – John 1:1-5,14
“The Word became human.” By doing so, Christ became (1) the perfect teacher—in Jesus’ life we see how God thinks and therefore how we should think; (2) the perfect example—as a model of what we are to become, he shows us how to live and gives us the power to live that way; (3) the perfect sacrifice—Jesus came as a sacrifice for all sins, and his death satisfied God’s requirements for the removal of sin.
“The Father’s one and only Son” means Jesus is God’s only and unique Son. The emphasis is on unique. All believers are called “children of God,” but Jesus is one of a kind and enjoys a perfect relationship with God the Father. When Jesus was conceived, God became a man. He was not part man and part God; he was completely human and completely divine (Colossians 2:9). Before Christ came, people could know God partially. After Christ came, people could know God fully because he became visible and tangible in Christ. Christ is the perfect expression of God in human form. The two most common errors people make about Jesus are to minimize his humanity or to minimize his divinity. Jesus is both God and man. (Life Application Study Bible)
As I meditate on this word and listen to what our pastor was saying on Sunday morning, this single thought comes to mind all the time.
Man has wanted to understand creation for years know, Steve Hawkins, a respected scientist in this field in his books on the subject says that there had to be a Divine intervention in creation. I am not going to explain at this point. So just as we can’t comprehend the universe the same is most probably true about creation. I read John and as a Christian can relate to what he is saying. The last while we have been speaking about the promises of God. The Bible says we need to do things, believe and follow Gods commands and those promises and blessings are ours.
‘For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.’ – Romans 6:23
Consider this many of us have been through huge calamities. A couple pop up in my mind, Adultery, events leading to imprisonment and events that lead to financial ruin. The interesting thing is throughout time this has happened to many people. Yet, the world has not stopped, creation carriers on and the promises of God is still there. Right from the beginning of time. Remember what John says, “in the beginning, the Word already existed.”
Romans is referring to that promise if you believe, eternal life is yours. John tells how Jesus came to this world to redeem us to God. Read the commentary. No matter what we have been through Jesus paid the price, and our sins are forgotten. Then all these promises are yours through Jesus.
None of this will be revealed to you if you don’t spend time in God’s Word.
“Lord, I pray people pick up the Bible and find revelation. In Jesus name, Amen.”