The Word – John 1

Have you ever tried to talk to someone who doesn’t speak the same language you do? It can be very frustrating! I work in a medical facility and we have several interpreters because it is extremely important that they are given the information they need in a language which they understand. It is the same with our relationship with God. For us to understand Him He needed to meet us on our terms and on our level.

Hebrews 1:1-3 says, “In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days He has spoken to us by His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, and through whom He made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word.” Jesus was God’s love language to us! John 1:1 says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God.” Jesus is, always has been and always will be God. Who better to show us God, than God?

I heard a story a long time ago about a believing wife and an unbelieving husband. She asked him to attend a Christmas Eve service with her and he responded, “Why would God want to become a person on this earth? I can’t understand it!” And he refused to go with her. While she was gone, he heard a crash and a thump on the front window. He ran outside into a storm to find a bird lying stunned on the front porch. He picked it up and it awoke and flew away only to once again fly into the front window and land stunned on the porch. Repeatedly this happened, and he tried to tell the bird that it was a window and not the sky it was reflecting. Suddenly it dawned upon him that the only way he could communicate the message to the bird would be to become a bird and tell it in its own language. A light blinked on in his mind and he finally understood why God would become a man, to communicate His message of love to mankind who could not understand it any other way.

God speaks to us through His Son, who came to earth to show and tell us His message of love, grace, forgiveness and eternal life. “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the Only Begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14 KJV) If you want to see what God is like, just look at Jesus.

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