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Sunday, January 01, 2017

In the beginning

John 1:1-5…

God was before matter, energy, and all of the stuff that unbelievers might like to think that we devolve into over the course of time. Other things are not eternal, but God is eternal, and Jesus is God. He is eternal. He is self-existent, and has always existed. Simply put, Jesus is better than any other religious system out there because Jesus is God.

The story of Jesus in the gospels is the story of light entering into the darkness, so that man might be brought to the light of life, and truth, and grace, into eternity. In the mercy of God, He has not left us without a witness. He has sent His Son. Jesus is the heir of all things, the Creator and Sustainer of the world, the glory and exact image of God, the purification for our sins, and the exalted victor over death (Hebrews 1:1-3). The gospels cast the vision of Jesus into our world, our time, and our personal experience (2 Corinthians 4:6).

It was not that Jesus was created, and then He created everything else. Jesus created matter, energy, time, space, and everything else. More than that, He is the sustainer of everything (Colossians 1:16-17). Nothing exists if He does not will it. Jesus is, theologically speaking, God of very God (cf. Revelation 1:8).

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. Why is this so? Why is the light going to overcome the darkness? It is because this light is life, and through this life were all things made, and this light, this life, is the Word of God. And the Word of God is Jesus.

The world is full of darkness. What the gospels teach us is that Jesus will overcome the darkness, for, in, and through His own people (John 16:33 / 1 John 1:5-7, 2:8-11 / Colossians 1:13). Jesus is life (John 3:16, 5:24, 14:6) and light (John 8:12 / Ephesians 5:8-14 / 1 Peter 2:9). When all around is darkness, and yet the light shines through, how great indeed is that light!

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At 8:04 PM, Blogger Even So... said...

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At 8:03 AM, Blogger MrsEvenSo... said...

May His light shine brighter in all of us as we see the day approaching.

 
At 12:05 AM, Blogger Even So... said...

Amen!

 

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