In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1:1 NIV)
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth… And God said “Let there be light,” and there was light. ( from Genesis 1 NIV)
How many times have I read John 1:1 and imagined the Word to be the words of the Bible? It wasn’t until recently in my years as a senior adult that I made the connection between these two verses. God SPOKE everything into existence. The first recorded Words of God were “Let there be light.”
At the risk of sounding redundant, let me write this again. “In the beginning was the Word.” (John 1:1) “And God said ‘Let there be light.” (Genesis 1) (emphasis mine)
And who is the Light of the world? Jesus!
How mighty and how powerful is God’s Word, in the flesh: Jesus! Don’t let this thought pass you by.
And then don’t overlook all of his other Words contained in our Holy Scriptures, the Bible.
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The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14 NIV) We celebrated Christmas last week. I pray your celebrations made you more fully aware of the truth in this verse – God’s Word was made flesh to dwell with us on earth. We have the unique privilege of carrying him in our hearts to be with us through every trial and circumstance we face on this earth.
In case there is any doubt about Jesus’ role in creation, consider Genesis 1:26. I added the bold type to the pronouns. Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” (Genesis 1:26)
Colossian1:15-20 spells it out quite clearly. Verse 16 says “For in [Christ Jesus] all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.” (NIV) Use the link to read the expanded passage.