John 1:1-5: The Word
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
I am always inspired by this beautiful anthem . . . and no wonder. It says all there is to say.
He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.
God created us to be with him. God loves us deeply, dearly, passionately, intimately. God speaks to us . . . but we sometimes have difficulty understanding the words .
In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men.
And so God sent The Word, His Word, The Only Word . . . to move, and live, and suffer and rejoice among us. And when this Living Word left us, God’s Spirit returned to dwell with us forever . . . to help us to understand the words that God speaks to us constantly.
The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
We are driven into the desert to meet the tempter. And the Word is there. We confront ourselves each day. And the Word is also there. We are free to choose to listen for and comprehend the Word given to us through Jesus, spoken to us by the Spirit. We are free to join our God and together make all things new, to experience God’s saving and loving Word.
Adapted from a Favorite written on April 1, 2008.