Saturday, November 28, 2009

The Word - John 1:1-3

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 came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. (John 1:1-3)
The Word is Jesus Christ. The Word is the Saviour of the world, the Messiah, the Light, the Lamb who was slain. He is the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, the One who was and is and is to come.

In the beginning when God spoke the entire universe into existence, the Word was there. Not only was the Word present, but everything which God spoke into existence was created through Him. Without Him, God never would have spoken light, planets, stars, the world, or man into existence. In fact, without the Word, nothing would be in existence. The Word upholds and sustains the entire universe.
God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world. And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power... (Hebrews 1:1-3)
To think of the vastness of the universe, to ponder the size of the universe we live in, the millions of light years, the incredible amount of power and energy in just one star. To gaze upon the beauty of this fallen fragile planet, to pull out a microscope and to see the detail which has been put into the creation— and to think that the Word, the Christ, the Saviour upholds it all by the word of His power. How foolish it is to gaze on a small fraction of His creation and worship it rather than the One who sustains it!
Holy, Holy, Holy, is the LORD of hosts,
The whole earth is full of His glory.
(Isaiah 6:3)

Related Posts:
The Gospel (1 of ∞)
Creation In One Week - The Christian Worldview
The Lineage of the Messiah - Matthew 1:1-17
Jesus' Purpose: To Save His People From Their Sins (Part 1) - Matthew 1:21
Isaiah's Prophecy (Part 1) - Matthew 1:22-23