“In the beginning was the Word”
There was a beginning. Everything and everyone had a beginning. We too had a beginning. So did everyone around us. Before ‘the beginning’ there was nothing in existence as we know it. Nothing.
John now tells us the deep truth that the Word – Jesus – was ‘in the beginning.’ He was not just from the beginning but preceded it. Our Messiah, Saviour and Lord was in the beginning, before anything that we know was formed. He was very much involved in that beginning.
Jesus is not just the Man of some 2000 years ago. As a Person He had no beginning. He has always existed eternally. This is how He could say to the Jews,
“I tell you the truth,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!” (John 8:58)
Reflect on your understanding of Jesus – and your attitude to Him.
Lord Jesus please open the eyes of my understanding to more of Your truth and identity. Help me to honour, praise and love You for who You really are. Amen.
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