In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
How did God create the world? He spoke, and it came to be. John teaches us in the first verses of his gospel that it was Jesus, the Word, that made the world. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made (John 1:3). Doesn’t this make sense? God the Father created the world through Jesus – He created through the WORD.
The book of Proverbs teaches that even the words of men are powerful…
The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life,
but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence. 10:11
A gentle tongue is a tree of life,
but perverseness in it breaks the spirit. 15:4
Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
and those who love it will eat its fruits. 18:21
Our words are powerful because we are made in the image of our Creator!!
This is my favorite image of Jesus…The Word. Not just any word – but logos. The source of all things.
Think of words that describe Jesus… kind, humble, truthful, compassionate, gentle, just, powerful.
But Jesus isn’t just powerful – he is the source of all power. And he isn’t just compassionate – his life was the living definition of Compassion. And what about truthful? No, the adjectives are not sufficient – he is the very embodiment of Truth, Humility, Kindness, Justice and Power. He is the Word. He is the source.
As we study John, we see the Word squeeze himself into human form – and walk and live and embody every good word in this world.