John’s gospel teaches us about Jesus and his love for us. John chooses to begin his message of good news with these words:
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1:1)
Clearly this Holy Spirit-inspired testimony is intentional about the use of “the Word” to describe Jesus. The definition of “word” is:
a single distinct meaningful element of speech or writing.
We use words in our speech and writing to express truth, ideas, needs, desires, hopes, and dreams. In the same way, God (the father) used the life of Jesus (the son) to express himself to us. Jesus is this Word. God showed his infinite love for you by sending his son to suffer and die in your place. Jesus’ resurrection assures your salvation when you accept this free gift of grace.
You are loved!
God also expresses himself to us through the Bible. “The Word” becomes real and we learn the nature of our God by studying the scriptures. Just like God, they have infinite depth. The Bible never gets old or outdated. As long as you keep reading, the Holy Spirit will continue to reveal new insights.
Read the Word! You’ll find healing, hope, grace, and peace in ways you never imagined.