In the season of Christmas, I am excited to study about the Lord Jesus. Who He is and why he came. What better way to begin than to look at John 1-In the beginning was the Word. The Word is a bold phrase. As God touches me this morning, I am reminded that He said, “Let there be light and there was light.” He spoke creation into existence. He breathed life into men and provided for them the greatest collection of life and beauty imaginable. He gave them free choice to live and to love. His heart broke when they totally missed what made him God. They wanted knowledge and power—when he offered peace and immortality. So he was faced with the difficult choice every father makes for his children—what can I do to protect and redeem the ones I love. So God—The Word—became flesh and became a piercing light in the darkness. His light draws many, but it also repels those who live comfortably in the dark. He came to overcome the darkness and redeem the lost—Thank you, God for your coming!
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome[a] it.