Sunday, September 4, 2011
God keeps a journal
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." John 1:1-5
I thought of this verse this morning as I rushed over to the golf course to get this shot minus the power lines that continuously block my view. Because I love the written word and everything about it, this verse holds special meaning to me.
The written word has power, tremendous power. It has power to start revolutions and wars, forge relationships, mend hearts and lives, and with the right person behind them, words can become laws.
Words can open up a whole new universe of ideas to someone who never knew such a universe existed. Philip Yancey, in his book "Finding God in Unexpected Places, tells of reading "To Kill a Mockingbird," among other books, and discovering a whole different world and thought......ideas that were previously foreign to him, being raised in a very racist church. His world was changed.
There is one word though, that set this whole thing in motion.............God's Word. It started it all, and it will continue throughout eternity. God's Word is the final word. What is more, the Word is living breathing flesh. The living Word is Jesus.
"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." John 1:14
The more you read this verse, the more there is to wrap your mind around.
Before God even uttered one word, the Word was already there.........
When we write, we take part in the creative process of capturing thought and bringing it to life on a page.......we have the privilege of joining together with God and doing something really good.
Words can bring life or death. They can be life affirming or spirit killing.......and the words you believe will make a difference in where you spend eternity.
"Then those who feared the Lord talked often one to another; and the Lord listened and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him of those who reverenced and worshipfully feared the Lord and who thought on His name." Malachi 3:16
Who'd have thought that God kept a journal?