In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.
If a person wants a religion that ties up nice and tight so it can fit into a little box, Christianity is not for that person. Jesus does not fit into a category that can be tucked away in the human mind. He did not come to be; He always was. He existed as one with the Father, yet distinct from Him.
When John wrote “the Word was with God” he used a Greek preposition (translated “with”) that means “toward.” The preposition describes equality and intimacy. It could be paraphrased “face to face.” From eternity past Jesus has been face to face with the Father, the same yet distinct.
The Father, Son and Holy Spirit. One God in three Persons. The Trinity. A. W. Tozer says, “Our sincerest effort to grasp the incomprehensible mystery of the Trinity must remain forever futile, and only by deepest reverence can it be saved from actual presumption.” We should not be surprised that the eternal Creator who spoke the world into existence cannot be fully grasped by the human mind. Our response to such a God is, in Tozer’s words, “deepest reverence.” In one word: Worship.
Father, thank You for clearly communicating to me all I need to know to have an eternal relationship with You. In the times when I cannot grasp the immensity of Your person, may I respond with deep reverence and worship. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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