The Word Made Flesh
1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.2He was in the beginning with God. 3All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4In him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. —John 1:1-5
Have you ever read a passage in the Bible and thought, Whoa!? This should be one of those passages. It should leave you breathless. Read it again.
See first that Jesus is God (v.1) . He is not “a god” or “one of many gods” but He is God. The little baby in the manger, God. The young man who grew in understanding (Luke 2:52), God. The man who hung upon a cross for our sins (2 Cor. 5:21), God. Jesus is the Messiah, Immanuel, God with us.
Second, Jesus is eternal (v.2). This means that there was never a time when Jesus didn’t exist. Think about that for a moment. He has always been. He never wasn’t. He is the great I AM.
Third, Jesus is Creator (v.3). He is the one that created everything (See Genesis 1-2). Think of the power that Jesus has. He just spoke everything into existence. Yes, spoke. Have you ever spoken something into existence? I haven’t. It just puts everything in perspective, doesn’t it?
Lastly, Jesus is life (vv.4-5).Jesus conquered death. It could not hold Him because He is life. Plenty of people live and breathe and do not love Jesus, but they are not living. They are just “dead men walking.” When we believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, we have life. Eternal life. Jesus says, “I am the way, the truth, and the life, no one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). So I have to ask, Have you bowed the knee to Him and accepted Him as Savior?
It all comes down to this. Jesus is much more than a man. He is God. He is not just a moral teacher. He is God. He is not just a social revolutionary. He is God. He is not someone that you can just take or leave without consequence. He is God. That’s why this passage of Scripture is so awesome. It shows who Jesus really is. So, how are you going to respond? Will you be in awe of Him? Will you believe in Him alone for your salvation? Or will you just read this and walk away unchanged?
Jesus Christ is the eternal Creator Word made flesh! Believe this truth today. —Hayden Norris
Father in heaven, Your Word says that You sent Your Son, Your only Son, as a sacrifice for all my sins. I believe that! I want the forgiveness and life that You offer as a free gift. Thank You, Father, that You made a way for me to have a relationship with You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.