In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John tells us here that in the beginning the Word was with God and the Word was God. Later in the chapter he says that the Word was Jesus Christ. He is starting this book by letting us know up front that Jesus Christ is God. Jesus was with God from the very beginning. We see in the Bible that Jesus is a man. Jesus is fully man and He is fully God. If we aren’t careful, we can treat Jesus like He is just another person. We act like there isn’t much that is special about Him. We must remember that He is God.
As we worship God because of who He is and what He has done, we have to remember that Jesus is God and that He created the world. Jesus is more than just our savior, more than just our friend; He is the eternal Creator of the Universe. Jesus made it all. Jesus made each one of us. When we feel like we need someone to talk to who understands us, Jesus is the one. He made you, He understands you. What an amazing thing that we can know the Creator of the Universe, we can talk with Him, He loves us enough to die for us, and He allows us to worship Him. It is all about Jesus. John tells us here that Jesus was around before the beginning. He was around before anything else. He will always be around. This is the God that we serve. This is the God who loves us. This is the God who died for us.
- What do you think about the thought that the Creator of the Universe died for you?
- Do you sometimes treat Jesus like He is just another man?
- How does it make you feel to know that the God of the Universe knows you better than you know yourself since He created you?
Today, when you look around, remind yourself that the God who created everything that you see is the same one who died on the cross for you because He loves you.