WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
John 1:1 ESV
One day several years ago the phone rang in the pastor’s office of a church in Washington, D.C., where the President sometimes attended. An eager voice said, “Do you expect the President to be there Sunday?” The pastor replied, “That I cannot promise. But we do expect God, and we fancy it will be incentive enough for a reasonably large attendance.” (Our Daily Bread)
When Jesus came to earth, God came. The word “Word” is another name for Jesus. Bible commentator Warren Wiersbe wrote about “Word” and said, “Much as our words reveal to others our hearts and minds, so Jesus Christ is God’s “Word” to reveal His heart and mind to us.” Pastor John MacArthur adds that this “opening section of John’s gospel expresses the most profound truth in the universe in the clearest terms. Though easily understood by a child, John’s Spirit-inspired words convey a truth beyond the ability of the greatest minds in human history to fathom: the eternal, infinite God became a man in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ. The glorious, incontrovertible truth that in Jesus the divine “Word became flesh” (Jn 1:14) is the theme of John’s gospel.”
When Philip asked Jesus to show them the Father, He replied “Have I been so long with you, and yet you have not come to know Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; how do you say, ‘Show us the Father’?” (John 14:9)
The divine mystery of Jesus being with God and Jesus being God at the same time is too big for our minds to comprehend. Nonetheless, we don’t have to wonder what God the Father is like if we know God the Son. What are some of your favorite things you have learned about God by studying the life of Jesus while He was here on earth? Ask God to show you what you need to know about Him most for this next season of your life?