As John so aptly puts it, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.” There has never been a time when the Son of God was not with God, nor has there ever been an instance when the Son of God was not God.
As we are in the midst of January, we are not that far removed from the observance of Advent, the celebration of Christmas, and the Epiphany. The retelling of man’s fall into sin, the promise of a Savior, and the birth of Emmanuel (God with us) is still fresh in our collective memory. Jesus is the fulfillment of the promise we cling to, and the hope for our salvation.
In the beginning was the Word, but Jesus is not simply the Word which we hear and follow; he is the Logos of God. In earthly terms, logos means the logic supporting the argument. Jesus is the living Word, God’s Word made flesh. He is the living, healing, compassionate, and forgiving logic supporting God’s promise to save people from their sin. In Christ, we have God’s Word of hope. By God’s grace through faith in Christ we are saved. This has always been the case, for the Son of God has always been, and he always will be the Word of God.
Prayer: Thank you heavenly Father, so your saving Word, who is Christ the Lord. Amen.