Today’s Reading: John 1:1-14
John 1:1 (ESV) “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
My children love to hear stories about life before they were born. They can’t imagine a world before email and cell phones and streaming video. My kids refer to it as “life in the 1900s” – a time when they didn’t exist. Their lives had a start date in the first decade of the 21st century, and they missed everything that came before.
As we begin our study of the advent of Jesus Christ, we see in John 1 that the Word, the Son of God, didn’t start in the Gospels. He didn’t miss the Old Testament and show up just in time for the New. “He was in the beginning with God” (John 1:2). Jesus Christ is the eternal Word who became the incarnate Word. The everlasting Son of God took on human flesh so that we may become children of God.
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