Monday, February 20, 2012

Truth for Today: Introducing a New Segment

"In the beginning was the Word, 
and the Word was with God, 
and the Word was God. 
He was with God in the beginning. 
Through Him all things were made; 
without Him nothing was made that has been made. 
In Him was life, and that life was the light of men. 
The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it." 
(John 1:1-5) 

Jesus: The Light of the World.

John the evangelist opened the Gospel he was inspired to write with these five verses. Referring to Jesus as the Logos, the Word made flesh, John reminds us that Jesus - the Son of God - the second Person of the Trinity, was present since the beginning of the world. "Without Him, nothing was made that has been made." Nothing. He further calls Jesus (or, more accurately, the life in Jesus) the light of men.

John refers to "the Word" as "He," the same One whose "Be still!" calmed the seas and the winds, and whose word brought the dead back to life. The Word is God's Christ;
His name is Jesus.

Over the coming weeks, I will post segments from this Gospel with short reflections to help keep us focused throughout the day. I will keep them short so that we can spend more time re-reading and meditating on God's Word.
May this Truth for Today bless you.

In Him,
Dr Mari

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