Saturday, January 26, 2013

In the Beginning was the Word


John 1:1-5

John introduces us to the Lord Jesus Christ by describing Him as the Word: “In the beginning was the Word”.

This title is given to Jesus because God the Father reveals Himself through Christ and speaks through Him.

John leaves us in no doubt concerning the identity of the Lord Jesus: “The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God”

Christ was with God before the universe was made and He has always been with God because He is God.

These verses not only inform us that the Lord Jesus is God, but also that He made all things: “All things were made through Him”.

Creation is the work of the Trinity — Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This world did not come into existence by accident! Human life did not evolve from simple, primitive cells over millions of years. Our great Savior created the whole universe and all life in it.

“In Him was life, and the life was the light of men”.

The Lord Jesus is also the Giver of life. He brings light to men who are in darkness because of sin. He gives them spiritual Life. He gives them spiritual light or understanding. Jesus is the Life who alone gives spiritual life. He is the Light who gives spiritual understanding. There is no way of salvation from our sin except through trusting in Him.

“And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.”

The darkness of this world cannot defeat the Light of Christ. He is altogether wonderful and glorious.

Let us now worship our great Savior and bring to Him our grateful praises!

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