Consider the beginning of the gospel of John. Connect what John wrote to what was written in Genesis 1 (see the devotion for yesterday, June 9).
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 He was with God in the beginning.
3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.
4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.
5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
What similarities do you notice between Genesis 1 and John 1?
What does John mean by “the Word”? He means the Word of God, the Divine Mind, the second person of the Trinity, the Son, Jesus Christ.
In what sense is Jesus the Word?
Almighty God, who gave your Word, Jesus Christ, to take on flesh and dwell among us, make me more like him, that I may see his glory, that I may live with grace and truth. I pray in his name. Amen.