The Eternal Word Word on the Week 23rd December 2023.
The Word on the week is about to ‘come out’. He has always existed!
We first learn of Him in Genesis chapter 1 as the author of creation.
John’s Gospel chapter 1 verse 3 simply says ‘He made it all’.
The Gospel goes on to say the Word became human and lives with us.
“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.” – verse 14.
This is the embodiment of the Word. He is known as Jesus Christ.
The Angel gave the name to Joseph and Mary and also his job-description of ‘saviour’ (Matthew Chapter 1 verse 21).
When we took over the new church building in Pearse Street we asked the builder to put the text Matthew chapter 24 verse 35 over the door. It reads: –
Our instructions were to write it on stone. The builders wrote it on the glass panel above the interior door! They corrected their mistake and now we have the text written twice!
The Bible goes one better having this text, which was spoken by Jesus, in each of the three synoptic Gospels! This underlines the importance of the Word – both the written Word – the Bible and the living word – Jesus.
Have pity on my paltry efforts to have the Word of God address weekly some of the important matters that arise. The most vital is always the salvation of the reader. This comes about when you bow the knee to God to repent of your sins and open your heart to receive the living Lord Jesus as your personal saviour.
Then go on to serve Him by living out the Word for the remainder of your life on earth. May this Christmas be the one when this transaction takes place in your life.