Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Today in the Word/John 1:1-18

John 1
The Word Became Flesh 1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was with God in the beginning.
3Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4In him was life, and that life was the light of men. 5The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood[a] it.
6There came a man who was sent from God; his name was John. 7He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe. 8He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light. 9The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world.[b]
10He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— 13children born not of natural descent,[c] nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God.
14The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only,[d] who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
15John testifies concerning him. He cries out, saying, "This was he of whom I said, 'He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.' " 16From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another. 17For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only,[e][f]who is at the Father's side, has made him known.

I love the verse - "through Him all things were made" - all the people you will see were all made by God the way he wanted. I know that you all know this, but it struck me a different way while I was praying for you guys this AM - we are all made in God's image - it just hit a cord this AM as I go thru my day and look at people and see them as God's creation, which is awesome.

TODAY ALONG THE WAYAs a child of God, you can turn to Him with your most private and pressing needs. Just as President Obama’s daughters can come to the president for help with their homework or problems with friends, we can beseech the Most High for help with our lives. In fact, God desires this kind of daily interaction with His children. What worries are pressing on your heart today? What burdens are you trying to carry on your own? Won’t you tell your Father right now? He can help you.

Great words on encouragement today - we are praying for you all daily. Be strong in the Lord.

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