Amazed by Scripture (John 1:1-5)
I have been listening to a lot of discussions on radio programs and other media about God. Some discuss if God exists or not. Others question if Jesus is God or not. Others just want to learn more about the other beliefs of other people. Through all of this my faith has been tried and tested. Yet, at the end of all the discussions I find myself a stronger believer in God than I was before. And one reason is because of the Word of God. The Bible is filled with many different genres of writing by many different writers. Yet, the continuity of the Bible is astounding. As I read the Bible I am constantly amazed by it. This is just one of the sections of Scripture that floors me…
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (John 1:1-5 ESV)
John paints a picture for us about the nature of Jesus and the divinity of his being. not only does John show that Jesus was divine but that he was involved in the creation of the world. This means that Jesus was not created but eternal. The most mind-blowing part to me is the last two sentences of this section. John says that Jesus was life. Jesus is the definition of what it means to be alive. Then we see that the life that Jesus embodied was a light to men. Jesus shined his life to people on earth. Then it comes to this statement, “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. ” Jesus took his life and poured out everything he had to give life to the lifeless. He shined his life in darkness and the darkness will never be able to fend off the light that is Jesus. Our God is a humble, life-giving , victorious, King.
May we always be amazed at the thought of our God!