In the beginning was the Word, and the Word
was with God, and the Word was God 2 He was in the beginning with God.
This is also one of Gods
many names: The Word! And here in this text it is preached unto us, that
He who was born in Bethlehem Christmas eve, lived His about 30 years
here on earth as a human being og died on a cross outside the walls of
Jerusalem as an offender and blasphemer - the Man, Jesus from Nazareth:
He is the Word!
He is no less a person than God Himself! - As we read it here: «The
Word was God!»
Does not this surprise you anymore? Is this no longer your
certainty for salvation? - The reason for it? - That He who did His work
for you, He is the Word, He is God!
This was the big inexhaustible wonder the disciples - that they had
wandered together with «the Word of Life» as a human being they could
see, hear and touch. (1 John. 1:1-2).
He came down here to be our Savior. - He came to save His people
from their sins. (Mat. 1:21). - He took our guilt on Him, suffered for
it and died for it. Yes, had to experience to be godforsaken to the
utmost in the middle of the anxiety of death. - He came to take our
place! - And this human being who places Himself in this situation for
our sake, well, He is the Word, the eternal Word, by whom everything was
created - the eternal God!
Is it easy to believe this? No, it is incomprehensible! - But as the
Scripture preaches unto you here, yet true!
It is God Himself who has put matters right for me! - And then you
and I can truly find rest in it.
May it by the grace and love of God follow us all through the new
year now ahead of us!
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