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It All Starts Through Jesus (John 1:1-14)

In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He existed in the beginning with God.  God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him.  The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone.  John 1:1-4 NLT

As I read these words I am reminded that it all starts with Jesus —He is the creator of life and without Him there would be no life.  This means that Jesus is the one who put me in the game – life, and ultimately my life belongs to HIM.  He made me and you for His purpose and without Him we would not have life.

Let’s take it to another level – Death entered the world through sin. (Romans 5:12)  Everyone of us has sinned and fallen short of what God created us to be; in so doing we have earned death (physical and spiritual) Romans 6:23.  But thank God that’s not the end of the story, God’s gift is life.  He personally brought that life through Jesus Christ.  A little further into John 1 we learn that He came into the world but they didn’t recognize Him as God and rejected Him.  vs10, 11  But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become the children of God.  They are reborn-not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God.  vs 12,13   Did you catch that…We didn’t find our way to God, He came to us and brought us into a relationship with Him.  He was the catalyst that gave us new birth and life eternal.

God thanks for bringing me in when I was far away from you.  I belong to you…Here I am to worship.  Thank you for finding me wandering around this dark world and giving me the light of life.


January 7, 2013 - Posted by | discipleship, Uncategorized

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