In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light.
The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. -John 1:1-14
I have been reading in the book of John recently and have been encouraged to share about who Jesus is! I love talking about my faith and sharing with others what it is that I live for and do my best to give glory to each and every day. Friends, Jesus is God and there is no one like Him! Everything in the world was made by Jesus. He is the Creator God, who made the heavens and the earth and everything in them. Jesus is not merely alive, but carries within Him Life itself. He gives life and light to all things.
God loves us and has a plan for each one of us. He sent His only Son so that we could know God and spend eternity with Him. Our human condition, however, is that we all are sinners and separated from God, so we cannot know God.
God sent Jesus to walk among us and then die on the cross for our sin. Jesus paid the price of our sin so that we can be in relationship with God. It truly is the ultimate sacrifice. Jesus says, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). Our response to God is to individually receive Jesus know Him personally and experience His love and plan for our life.
In His words and His deeds, and in His death and resurrection, Jesus gives proof that He is God Almighty. His praise should continually be on our lips. As we praise Him before lost men and women, they too can come to know His goodness and be adopted into His family, to the praise of His glorious grace.