The Eternal Word

The Eternal Word

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 were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
John 1:1-5 (ESV)

The prologue to the Gospel of John (John 1:1-5) reveals the greatness of Christ. Jesus is the eternal, self existent God, the divine Word. He is the creative Word who created the visible and invisible world by the sheer power of His command. Christ is “the light of men,” the illuminating Word who brings us out of the darkness of our sin through his atoning death on our behalf. As we study the Gospel of John, may our prayer be “Make the deity of Jesus a burning reality in our souls.