Monday, May 18, 2009

The Giver of Life


John 1:1 In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He existed in the beginning with God.

3 God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him. 4 The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.

10 He came into the very world he created, but the world didn’t recognize him. 11 He came to his own people, and even they rejected him. 12 But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. 13 They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God.

14 So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son.

Colossians 1:15 Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation, 16 for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see— such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world. Everything was created through him and for him. 17 He existed before anything else, and he holds all creation together.


“In the beginning the Word already existed”
In the confines of human wisdom we cannot comprehend how something could have always existed and that the thing will always exist into the future. One dangerous thing that men do when they are seeking out God is to try to explain too much about him, or to say that they cannot believe in something that they cannot understand. Even with all the knowledge that is at our disposal in the information age, it still isn’t possible to understand the idea that something didn’t have a beginning or an end.

The Bible makes it clear that the trinity didn’t begin when Jesus came to earth. God the son already existed before coming to earth, verse 14 states that the word became flesh or human so that he could exist with us, which means that he existed before he became flesh.

“God created everything through him and nothing was created except through him. The Word gave life to everything”
Jesus had an active part in all of creation, he wasn’t just a bystander looking on as God the father created everything, he was as influential on the finished product as was God the father. In the beginning God, in all three persons of the trinity, created the heavens and the earth and more specifically Jesus is mentioned as the source of life.

“To all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God”
What an interesting concept that Jesus was the giver of life, who else would be better qualified to give us life again, life that is eternal. He came into the world that he created to live and die among us and rose again to prove that he really is the giver of life that will last forever.


We all need to accept Jesus as the giver of life from the beginning of time and the giver of new life for eternity.


Thank you Lord for life and for giving me new life as a child of the King.