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In the Beginning…Christmas

Have you ever thought about the authors of the Bible? Of course the main author is God, but through his inspiration, men wrote these amazing words that we read today. As the Christmas season comes to us, our family is studying the book of John. It isn’t the gospel usually chosen to introduce the Christ-child to the world this time of year, but it gives an amazing glimpse into God’s eternal plan.

John 1:1-5

 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

Any part of this sound familiar? If you’ve read Genesis 1:1, it should ring a bell – and it was done ON PURPOSE!! A great literary tool, and John’s way of getting the Jews attention. He was saying “This is from Your history – Your God. It was a plan from the dawn of time, not some afterthought God had.”

Exactly, God the Son (Jesus) who was with God in the beginning – the Creator of all things, came to Earth. The motif continues. “In him was life, and the life was the light of men.”

Just as God ‘spoke’ his words to create light into the chaos of creation, God’s very Word – the essence of who He is, was born to bring light into this darkened world.

This should amaze us, humble us, and spurn us to unwrap the greatest gift of Christmas. The first Christmas gift ever given to the world – Jesus. The Light of the World.

To read more, visit my post on The Writers Alley on Monday, Dec 20 – Rewriting Christmas Traditions.


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