John 1:1-5 In the beginning was the Word,and the Word was with God,and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning.3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.4 In him was life,and that life was the lightof all mankind.5 The light shines in the darkness,and the darkness has not overcome it. (NIV)
When you think of the Christmas story, what part of the Bible comes to your mind? Usually, the most common one read is from Luke 2:1-20 which is very appropriate. This passage best explains the earthly entrance of Jesus Christ. Thank God that Jesus moved into our neighborhood and took on flesh to bring us atonement for our sins. But, we must never forget that Christmas wasn’t truly the beginning. In fact, the Son of God (Jesus Christ) never had a beginning because He is eternal! Wow! Get that?! Yeah, I don’t either!
The above passage from John gives us a brief glimpse into the eternality of the Son of God who we celebrate this season. In the midst of all of the lights and baking and family gatherings, may we remember and adore the One who has no beginning or ending-Jesus Christ, the eternal Logos!
John 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made. (KJV)
Colossians 1:15-18 expands on this thought:
15 The Son is the imageof the invisible God,the firstbornover all creation.16 For in him all things were created:things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities;all things have been created through him and for him.17 He is before all things,and in him all things hold together.18 And he is the headof the body, the church;he is the beginning and the firstbornfrom among the dead,so that in everything he might have the supremacy. (NIV)
What do Walt Disney, Sam Walton, and Steve Jobs all have in common? They were incredible innovators. They founded or created companies that are very well known today. But, what do they also have in common? They are DEAD! But, what about the eternal Logos-Jesus? He created all things but He also continues to hold all things together for all time unlike these human innovators and company creators.
May our praise and adoration of the baby Jesus Christ this Christmas season echo the twenty-four elders in Revelation 4:11 “Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created.” (NASB)
Merry Christmas from all of us here at Heath Church,