John’s gospel is a magnificent depiction of the relationship between Jesus and God, and a powerful message which all believers should dwell in.
The apostle begins his recollection of the life of Jesus much like Moses started the book of Genesis in complete absolution of the relation between the beginning of time, the Word and God.
“1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1)
Here, John establishes how the Word of God was with Him before all creation came to be, and that His divine wisdom preceded the universe and all that’s in it. Note that the apostle refers to the Word as “being” God, and this is possible when we identify the Word as divinity, the very nature of God.
“2 He was in the beginning with God.” (John 1:2)
Next, John introduces Jesus as being with God since the beginning, before all creation and in accordance with His perfect plan. Because He was with God, He too was the Word, and the Word was within Christ as well.
“3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.” (John 1:3)
The apostle then reveals that God is at the root of all creation, and all things in the universe that were made by Him. From light to the birds in the air, the heavens and the earth, trees, plants, animals and humans, all are made by the divine hand of God.
“4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.” (John 1:4)
Through God life was given, and from Him life flows onto mankind. As God is light, His gift to mankind continues to be interpreted as light, the gift of salvation all believers reap from as a result of faith in the risen Savior, and a product of God’s grace, mercy and love.
“5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.” (John 1:5)
Lastly, in his introduction, John reveals how those in Christ are like light in darkness, and that the darkness that is found in the world is immune to the love, grace, mercy and promise made by God, that whoever believes in Jesus, repents of their sins and accepts the risen Savior as Lord will inherit a place in Heaven where each one will rejoice with the Lord, forever.
We thank you for your blessings in our lives,
We praise you Lord for the wisdom found through the gospel of John,
We ask you Lord to inspire us to live out the apostle’s writings
As we continue to learn more about you through your word.
Lord we ask you to strengthen us each day as we endure through battles,
Allow us to praise and love each other through faith in you Jesus,
Shield us from evil through the truth, the gospel, salvation and prayer,
Guide us to abide by your word as we spread your gospel to one and all
Becoming examples of Christian faith through our character as we walk the narrow path.
God we pray that you will continue to bless us, to bless our lives and fill us with hope
We ask you Lord to guide our footsteps and lead us to the way everlasting,
Through faith in you Lord we seek salvation and our place with you in Heaven
According to your ways, your everlasting wisdom and strength.
May your will be done
In our lives, for your life.
We thank you for your love and all you bless us with each day.
This message was written by Daniel St.Pierre