So the word of God became a human being and lived among us. We saw his splendour (the splendour as of a father’s only son), full of grace and truth. And it was about him that John stood up and testified, exclaiming: “Here is the one I was speaking about when I said that although he would come after me he would always be in front of me; for he existed before I was born!” Indeed, every one of us has shared in his riches—there is a grace in our lives because of his grace. For while the Law was given by Moses, love and truth came through Jesus Christ. It is true that no one has ever seen God at any time. Yet the divine and only Son, who lives in the closest intimacy with the Father, has made him known. John 1:14-18 Phillips Translation
The Amplified version shows the first part of verse 14; “And the Word (Christ) became flesh (human, incarnate) and tabernacled (fixed His tent of flesh, lived awhile) among us.” What a visual John gives us here. In the beginning of the chapter, he establishes that Jesus is the Word, that He has been and will always be with God. What transpired is mind boggling. Flesh was wrapped around the Word and came to dwell with us to show us the truth, for it is Truth that makes us free.
Without Truth, we walk blindly through gross darkness, but when Jesus, the Light of the world walks with us, He gives us the light we need to walk through this world. That is why it is vitally important in these times to keep our eyes on Jesus. Stop straining to see into the darkness. Focus on the Light and He will direct our steps.
Jeremiah 29:13 tells us that if we seek Him with all our heart, we will find Him. That is my goal. In a very dark world, I keep my eyes on the brightest light–Jesus. He is faithful and always brings truth and grace to me. If I’m unsure, I ask Him and He answers me. He never withholds from those who ask. He’s not hiding from those who seek Him. He puts Himself in the easiest place to access Him, His Word.
There is no greater fellowship than with the Word. It’s been planted in me and when I need it, there it is! I open my mouth and He fills it with Himself. As I speak His Word, He hears and answers. Paul says, it’s alive and powerful, sharper than a two edged sword. It never stops working! Once it’s sent, it does what it’s sent to do and never returns before it’s finished.
I can rest assured that He who began the work will finish it. He is faithful. He is constant. He is our present help in time of trouble. Nothing is too hard for Him. Sickness bows and trembles at His Word. Lack scurries away at His Word. Demons tremble at His Word. Darkness flees at His Word. Jesus is the Word and I trust in Him. Those who believe and trust in Him will not be ashamed, nor will their enemies triumph over them.