In the very beginning the Living Expression was already there. And the Living Expression was with God, yet fully God. They were together—face-to-face, in the very beginning. And through his creative inspiration this Living Expression made all things, for nothing has existence apart from him! Life came into being because of him, for his life is light for all humanity. And this Living Expression is the Light that bursts through gloom—the Light that darkness could not diminish. John 1:1-5 TPT
When I read this in this particular translation and looked up the word expression, I found: a particular word, phrase, or form of words. Interesting. Most of us know this verse as, “In the beginning was the Word…” but how descriptive to use this particular definition, Living Expression.
Jesus, the Living Expression of the Father. All of Gods personality was placed on Jesus and brought to earth to show us what the Father was really like. No wonder in 1 John 4:8 we read; The one who doesn’t love has yet to know God, for God is love. He was literally the Love of the Father sent to earth to demonstrate how much God loves.
If you’re seeking to know God in a deeper sense today, go back and read the story of Jesus as he walked the earth, demonstrating the Love of God. Read Matthew, Mark, Luke and John and when you read their accounts of what they saw, try to imagine what that kind of love would look like today.
Truth be told, each one of us who have received the Spirit of God, have been adopted as sons of God. If we will surrender our spirits to His Spirit and operate in submission (sub-under, His mission), others will see His love in us because the signs, wonders and miracles we’re desiring to see will follow those who believe.
Father, let me be a supporter of Your great mission today. That all around me may see Your love through me in all I say and do. I can’t be all about me and all about You. I must lay down my needs and wants so that Your Kingdom may come and Your will may be done in the earth. Express Yourself through me today. It’s because I’ve experienced this Love and want others to be free to experience it as well. In Jesus’ name and for Your glory. Amen