He is the living Word of God. In Genesis, when God spoke, and things were created, Jesus was the Word that went forth from God’s mouth and fashioned everything into existence. It is the same way Jesus works today. We read the Word of God; it goes into our hearts and minds and fashions or transforms us into the image of God. The Word of God creates, molds, and changes everything that it reaches. The Word of God does not go forth and return void. It fulfills what God intended it to. It is a mystery, and we will never understand it in our own finite minds.
John 1:1-5, “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 all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”
Jesus is the perfect three-dimensional example of the fullness of God. Jesus did not begin at his birth or even his miraculous conception. He existed as God with God before time, space, and matter were constructed. Through the powerful concept of the spoken Word (Jesus), God brought everything into tangible existence. God entered into this physical realm we called a universe and took on human flesh with unlimited power. He was 100% human and 100% divine.
John 1:14 “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
We, as image-bearers, need to focus on the power of the words that we speak. Proverbs 18:21 says, “that life and death are in the power of the tongue.” What does it mean by “in the power of the tongue?” We have all heard the sayin’ sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” Nothing could be further from the truth. We all have the power to encourage and lift up or destroy. Be careful which words you use.
For those unfamiliar with the Bible, the best place to read the accounts of Jesus’ life is found in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. As you continue, a regular pattern of Bible reading includes a study of the examples of Jesus. Take note of Jesus’ feelings about events and emotions. They tell us a lot about the character of God and His desires for mankind. If we are to be His followers, we must know Him and what he is like.
Dear Jesus, In my limited ability to comprehend, help me understand the written Word’s power. Help me perceive why you would strip off your glory and divine nature to be born as a helpless baby. Reveal to me your glory as I study your Word. Help me bring the same light to people around me by loving just like you do. Help me to be an encourager and point people to serving you. Thank you for leaving your eternal throne to enter this physical world you created. Amen.