Monday, December 6th, 2021
Verse of the Day
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
— John 1:1 —
Just yesterday I had a beautiful conversation with a friend of mine about the verse for today. I am fortunate that I can also call my friend, a wonderful coworker. I had been reading and preparing for this post and I shared with him, “your favorite verse is the verse of the day in my blog.” He and I have talked about the power of this verse on many occasions, and today he helped illuminate my mind to even a deeper level of understand. So the verse today (John 1:1) tells us that from the beginning the Word was present. John 1:2, tells us “He was with God in the beginning.” And John also references “Him/the Word/Jesus as, “Light has come into the world.” (John 3:19). I unfortunately can not quote my friend word for word, about the Word 🙃 but I did find an article that is fairly close and I hope it helps to explain this better than I can properly articulate…Barry I may need a remedial lesson. 😉
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The Bible is the story of God’s plan to redeem His people. It reveals who He is and who we truly are in Him.
The whole of Scripture tells the story of Jesus Christ, the ultimate expression of God’s love for us. When John refers to Jesus as “the Word,” he speaks of the Word that was made flesh, and came to live among us (John 1:14). This Word, manifested in the person of Jesus Christ, is the fulfillment of the covenant God made with His people, giving them and all who believe the promise of life with Him.
“God is not a God of coincidence or chaos, and Jesus was no coincidence. John’s words show us that Jesus was with God in the beginning. He is God, one with God, and the life He came to live on this earth was a part of a glorious plan from the beginning.”
— Meg Bucher
Usually when we hear someone say they are “spending time in the Word” we generally think of reading the Bible. What if we took a more literal stance and actually spend time with the Word, much like we spend time with our friends (?). Simply speaking and mediating with Him/Jesus/the Word. I love studying the Word and learning from others about the Word and just as we like spending time with friends and family in fellowship, don’t you think Jesus/the Word wants that too (?). And most important of this interaction, actively listen to the Word, live into the things that the Word is teaching us to do. The best relationships work because both parties are actively engaged and keep the lines of communication open. Take time to actively communicate and actively listen during your devotions today.
Dear God, thank you for the Word, please bless the person reading this prayer, I ask you to open our hearts to hear your Word, use our voices to spread the news of the Word, strengthen our sight to see beyond our own expectations and help us to hear your small still voice above all the noise that surrounds us. I ask these things in Jesus name, the name above all names. Amen
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~Charlotte, Seeker of unexpected Comfort, Happiness, Joy and Patience.