What's In A Word?

December 22, 2001
by Chad Janey

John 1:1,14 – In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. (KJV)

What is in a word? Well, normal words can indeed have great and significant meaning. Words from other people can truly change our lives: they can help to brighten our day, or they can cause sadness or anger. But rather than looking at what is in a word, let us reflect upon what is in the Word.

The Book of John refers to Jesus in a unique way. Throughout the Scriptures we see Jesus referred to as Saviour, Emmanuel, Lord, Master, Prince of Peace. All these words bestow upon Jesus some title or status. But John "merely" calls Him the Word. So why refer to Jesus as the Word?

An eight-year-old girl was asked this very question, and she gave perhaps the greatest response that anyone could give. She said, "He is called the Word, because He is everything God wanted to say to us." Wow!!! This is a statement worth reflecting on.

So what's in the Word?

    In the Word, we have salvation.
    In the Word, we have peace.
    In the Word, we have eternal life.
    In the Word, we have love.
    In the Word, we have it ALL.

Prayer: Our Father and our Lord, we thank You so much this Christmas that You are the one and only Word that we need in our lives. Help us always to remember that, and to give you the glory that you deserve. Amen.

About the author:

Chad Janey

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

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