The Word was first,
the Word present to God,
God present to the Word.
The Word was God,
in readiness for God from day one.
Everything was created through him;
nothing—not one thing!—
came into being without him.
What came into existence was Life,
and the Life was Light to live by.
The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness;
the darkness couldn’t put it out.
I awoke one morning recently to find out that a probe launched in 2004 traveled 6.4 billion kilometers and landed on a comet. WOW! A scientist said the purpose for this trip which lasted longer than 10 years was that, “With Rosetta we are opening a door to the origin of planet Earth and fostering a better understanding of our future.”
It is amazing, isn’t it? John couldn’t have known about space programs let alone how far the space programs would be developed by the 21st century. He actually thought Jesus’ coming again was right around the corner. And yet he wrote timeless words, so true today as so long ago: Everything was created through God; nothing – not one thing! – came into being without God.
In believing this I also believe I am exactly where I am supposed to be. The people around me are exactly the right people I need in my life. Believing this I have everything I need to grow: spiritually and emotionally. I have everything I need to change the things in me that need to be changed. I am so fortunate, for God’s creation is whole and perfect.Kim Summers
Prayer: God of creation, bless us this day. Help us see you working in our lives. Give us exactly what we need today to spiritually transform so we may know you and serve you. Amen.