When The Word of God Came Down
John begins his gospel with a powerful look at Jesus. Jesus as the Word. Before he recounts his first-hand experience with the Savior, he wants us to remember that Jesus is Divine. Present from the beginning of the world. "All things were made by him," the Creator. Life.
"In him was life; and the life was the light of men."
So that we really get it, John says in verse 14,
"And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth."
The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us. Up until Jesus, the people had the Word of God, They could read It. But now...now they could see The Word.
"God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;" Hebrews 1:1-2
Jesus came to fulfill the Word, to give power to the Word, to be the Word- moving and breathing and living the sinless life that we had failed to do. And making the ultimate sacrifice on our behalfs. If we want to know God's Word we need to look at Jesus.
The whole Bible points to Him, a beautiful story of redemption.
When we abide in the Word of God we get to know the Son of God. He increases our faith. And that is our saving grace. "If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you." John 15:7
What are some ways that I can abide in Christ daily? How can I make more room for Him?
Right down the ideas that God gives you. By beholding Him, we become changed into His image (2 Corinthians 3:18).
You came that I could be saved so that I could see the gospel. Help me to abide in You and Your Words daily. To get to know you as my very personal Savoir and friend. To understand the whole story of your love from the creation of the world to your promised second coming. To hide Your Words in my heart and be a witness to Your Glory with my life.
Thank you for coming to show us the living Word.