God: delights in His creation; He made it and it was good....
John 1:1-4 (KJV) “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men”.
Many times you get an earful of conversation which is heatedly debated about certain things in life and one of those things which are hotly debated is the identification of Jesus or the Son of God in the beginning of time. I think as much as it has been debated, it ought to have been put to rest by now; but folks love to pick an ideology to pieces.
As for myself, I don’t read the Word to debate, but I love the food; I crave the spiritual nourishment it gives to my soul and it is a needful part of my DNA. I got to thinking and the verse for today’s reading came into my thoughts and I started reading them in sequence and of course it is a aha moment and reminds me of some of those conversations I have often overheard.
I doubt anyone reading these verses will doubt that the Son of God reigned with the Father of heaven from time began: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God”. That pretty much sums it up for me and there is no need for me to search for the existence of the Son; although if you study the Old Testament carefully, His existence is very evident.
But what I love about John and how he puts his words together, is that he leaves no doubt in anyone’s mind that Jesus was there and He was engaged in the entire creation effort with His Father, our Father and not only that, before anything was, He was there.
He made manifest His presence right beside His Father and the Spirit of God and they did the job that they desired to and in effect here we are today to appreciate and to enjoy; free will to choose or to refuse.
Beloved you see, with God, He gave us a choice.
Trivia: He was called “the Preacher” in the Old Testament. Who is he?