What Jesus Did! 'The Message That Was There All Along' — John 1:1

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Before the world began, the Word was there. The Word was there with God. The Word was God.
— John 1:1 NLT
Illustration of John 1:1 NLT — Before the world began, the Word was there. The Word was there with God. The Word was God.

Key Thought

What a strange way to begin a story: "God's message existed before anything else existed." But it's true, because that message is Jesus! When God wanted to tell human beings about himself, when he wanted to give them good news about salvation, when he wanted to give them a message about his love for them, he sent Jesus. Jesus is God's Message. And this Message was with God all along. In fact, he was by very nature God. Jesus is God come to us as Savior, in human flesh. He is God with us, the Messenger of all messengers and the Message of all messages.

Today's Prayer

Thank you, Father in heaven, for giving me a message that I can understand. Thank you for giving me a message that I can see in action. Thank you for Jesus and all he is to me. Thank you for your message of love, salvation, and grace. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Colossians 1:15-17
  • Titus 2:13-14
  • 1 John 1:1

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.