Creation And Re-Creation
Today's Word of Encouragement from Wayne:
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God" John 1:1 "And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us" John 1:14. This first verse from John’s Gospel tells us that God’s Word, Jesus Christ, was with God at the beginning of creation, even as Genesis 1:1 starts with the words "In the beginning." The Word of God, Jesus Christ, "was God" and was with God in the beginning of all creation. Jesus Christ is the God of our creation, just as Paul wrote, "By Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth" (Colossians 1:16). The next time John referenced "the Word" was in the fourteenth verse where he wrote, "The Word became flesh and dwelt among us." Praise God! Jesus Christ is the God of our creation (John 1:1) and Jesus Christ is the God of our re-creation (John 1:14). Bless His holy Name! Jesus created us in the first place and then He came to us so we may be re-created in Him. The Word was with God in the beginning of this world and the Word has come to us, to dwell in us, now, as "‘Immanuel’, which translated means, ‘God with us’" (Matthew 1:23), so we might truly and spiritually live in His new world, the kingdom of God. God has given us all the gift of creation and Christ is offering to all the gift of re-creation. This Christmas I encourage you to gratefully dwell with God Who has come to dwell with You. Live... as a joyous new creation in Jesus Christ. And, when you can, show and tell this world of God’s offer of re-creation available to all in Jesus Christ. Hallelujah!