Behold Preview: John 1:1-5

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Below is an excerpt from my newest devotional, Behold: 40 Days of Seeing and Savoring God, that’s available now on Amazon. Let’s read through John’s commentary on who Jesus is and see what God is saying to us today! 

“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.” John 1:1-5 (ESV)

This morning I woke up feeling weary. I felt fatigued. There is so much hurt and turmoil in the world today that sometimes I feel like I will buckle under the weight of it all. The suffering happening daily in the people all around me breaks my heart. And some days, like today, it’s overwhelming. But then I read a mysterious and beautiful passage like this one. These verses are so glorious and far beyond my feeble comprehension. 

God has always existed. He wasn’t born or created in a lab. He is not the figment of anyone’s imagination. I can’t even begin to understand what it means for Him to have always existed. In the grand scheme of humanity’s existence, He saw a need for me. For you too! We were made by, for, and through Him. We couldn’t exist without God, nor could trees or clouds or octopi or spider monkeys. 

He is pure, unfiltered light—darkness cannot exist in Him. No matter how potent or powerful it seems, darkness cannot triumph over the light. In today’s dark world, I find immense comfort in His presence. 

What stands out to you in this passage? 

What is God saying to you?

Check out Behold: 40 Days of Seeing and Savoring God, it’s available now!

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