What happens when you go to a book and it doesn’t have the answers where you are looking for them?
You go to the Author. And ask for help to find the right section.
How the Bible is written is intentional.
As is John’s brilliant opening about Jesus.
You see, preparation for Jesus’ birth started from an idea birthed by God.
Jesus would be coming to earth.
God the Father, God the Son and God the Spirit made their plans based on that eternity altering decision: Jesus was to come to us.
Jesus was and is and always will be God.
John’s statement in chapter 1 that the Word was God cements this truth: God handled all the preparation work done for Advent since earthly time began; and He chose to partner with humanity in its execution.
Not just partner with us, but become one of us.
I love how the Message translates the coming Jesus:
“The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood….”
“This one-of-a-kind God-Expression, who exists at the very heart of the Father, has made him plain as day.”
God with us.
John reminds us just what a miracle is on the horizon with Advent.