Day 34 - FOUNDATION STONES IN A YEAR
The beginning is always a very good place to start, as Julie Andrews reminds us in the classic, Sound of Music. John helps us with this in his Gospel when he very blatantly connects his opening statement with Genesis 1.
By saying ‘In the beginning was the Word’, he is deliberately mirroring and reflecting Genesis 1: 1 ‘In the beginning God created the heaven and earth’. Just in case we don’t get it, he then spells it out by adding ‘and the Word was with God and the Word was God.’
Jesus is Creator. This is where we need to start when we examine the Deity of Christ.
As we’ve travelled around, teaching different individuals and church groups, this truth, more than any other, is what has blown people’s minds away. We discovered, to our astonishment, that many Christians actually don’t have the full picture of who Jesus is. Certainly, many are amazed to hear that Jesus is the Creator. Suddenly, the humble teacher in the dusty robes, is elevated to the Omnipotent creating God.
As God the Father spoke in Genesis 1 , the Word who is Jesus, was creating. The Word (Jesus) was with God and the Word (Jesus) was God. All things were made through him. Without Jesus there would be no creation, no life. Could it be said any simpler or plainer?
Spend sometime today looking at creation and see Jesus the creator in all His glory. Capture the beauty of a flower or the evening sunset and think on Jesus as he created the heavens and all the earth and everything in them. And then turn inwardly and reflect on the fact that you too, were created by Jesus. You belong to Him in such an intimate way.
Thank You, our Father in Heaven, for revealing Jesus in all creation. May we behold Your glory in everything we see.
For the family
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