DEVOTION, JUNE 1, 2022,
“In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God (John 1:1).
It is difficult to read the Prologue to John’s Gospel without saying, “Wow!” (or better yet, hallelujah! ). Matthew and Luke tell us of the miraculous virgin birth of the Savior. Mark begins his Gospel with the baptism of Jesus. John takes us back to the beginning of time, and what he says is truly incredible. He is speaking of the man Jesus (John 1:14). Let’s take a closer look at these profound words from the hand of an inspired Apostle. John’s statement reminds us of the book of Genesis which also commences with “In the beginning.” John tells us that “the Word” (Jesus Christ) was present when the universe was created.
The Word (Jesus) is with God, implying two, and the Word was God, but there is only one God. We are confronted here with the inner nature of God. We learn from the Bible; that there are aspects of God that are beyond our ability to comprehend. How can Jesus be with God and also be God? If you want a “god” you can fully understand and explain you must reject the God of the Bible. Forget about trying to understand God’s Triune nature.
The Bible reveals to us a God who defies our ability to comprehend. His immensity, power, and wisdom are beyond our understanding. Yet He is a God who loves us and came to us in the Person of His Son to redeem us. I can repeat John 1:1 but don’t ask me to give a full explanation of their meaning. God says it, I believe it, end of discussion!
Prayer: Father, we sing “How Great Thou Art.” Your greatness is beyond our ability to understand in full. Thank You for revealing Yourself to us not only as our great Creator but also as a God who loves us and has acted to set us free from sin and death. Truly, “How Great Thou Art.” In Jesus’ name, Amen.