Reflecting on God’s Word …

John 1:1-5 NLT
[1] In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. [2] He existed in the beginning with God. [3] God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him. [4] The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. [5] The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.

Reflection

John chapter one is so full great theology to think about. It parallels Genesis chapter one and gives us the insight that the Word who is Jesus Christ existed at creation. He was before creation and exists eternally.

In him, Jesus Christ brings life to all things. Only an all powerful God could bring light to humanity to save it!

The following passage speaks volumes about Christ. Take some time to meditate on these two Scriptures.

Colossians 1:15-20 NLT
[15] Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation, [16] for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see- such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world. Everything was created through him and for him. [17] He existed before anything else, and he holds all creation together. [18] Christ is also the head of the church, which is his body. He is the beginning, supreme over all who rise from the dead. So he is first in everything. [19] For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ, [20] and through him God reconciled everything to himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ’s blood on the cross.