In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. John 1:14
My mind is so small that I cannot even comprehend the first verse. I won’t try too hard, because when I look at all creation, I just know how amazing God is! There is so much I cannot understand, but that I can fully appreciate!
Anyone who has studied anatomy, and the human body, can only be super-amazed at each organ and process of human engineering. Our bodies are an amazing work of genius!
Our hearts have their own electrical and blood supply to work and pump continuously while we live.
Our lungs are made to precision, allowing us to swim, breathe while we sleep, or sigh, gasp, or blow up a balloon at will. Ahhh, a breath of fresh air!
Our eyes are another amazing and perplexing part of our bodies. We are able to do amazing things with our sight. We can see near and far at the same time, we can see panoramas, color, and we are able to adjust our focus to dark and light conditions. Nerves can transmit messages instantly from the eye to the brain, so we understand in an instant what our eyes are focused on, whether it is a peacock, an elephant, or a gorgeous sunset.
There are so many amazing things on this planet!
Jesus was there at the beginning of all things. Nothing was created without Him, and it was all created for Him.
The next verse tells us that Jesus became flesh, and made His dwelling among us. John saw Jesus’ glory, and that He was full of grace and truth. Jesus is able to know us fully, as He lived in a human body on Earth.
Jesus experienced sorrow. He wept.
Jesus felt joy, and had a sense of humor. He walked on water, and the disciples thought He was a ghost. He turned water into wine at a wedding feast. He called a sinner down from a tree, and invited Himself to this man’s house for dinner. He fed thousands with just a couple of fish and a few loaves of bread, with food left over to spare.
Jesus showed anger when He saw people buying and selling in the temple, and when religious leaders were only outwardly showing their righteousness, but inside were dead. He compared them to the blind leading the blind. He called them hypocrites.
Jesus was compassionate. He saw hurting people: the blind, the lepers, the sick, the lame. He healed them and helped them. I find it is admirable that on earth, Jesus was the son of a carpenter. Carpenters build, create, restore, repair, and make such wonderful, useful, beautiful things. Jesus extended those skills into a spiritual realm. He ‘fixed’ a lot of people.
John the Baptist, after he was arrested, wasting time in a prison, awaiting his fate, sent two men to bring back information from Jesus. He wanted to know whether Jesus was the one to expect for salvation, or should they be looking for another?
Jesus told the two men to tell John: (Matthew 11)
5 The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.
6 And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.
We can trust that Jesus is the One. Our faith is not in vain. Our Savior not only loves us, but has experienced the same emotions we do, and He can understand our humanity. He also knows and understands all the workings of creation, as He was there at the beginning. He alone has the power to heal, restore, deliver, set free, and raise us up as incorruptible souls! Blessed be His name!
Dear Jesus, thank You for who You are, and what You’ve done! Blessed be Your name forever! Thank You for salvation, forgiveness, healing, restoration, and Your ultimate love! Amen.