Reverend Sheelagh’s Thought for the Week: December 30, 2015
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
I can’t tell you how much this sentence means to me. There is so much packed in here. For me, it explains how we all came to be where we are. The Word, that spoke existence into being is also the Word, that becomes enfleshed and incarnate as Jesus, who knows the resurrection is assumed back into the one God. For humanity, who have the gift of language, it is something we can appreciate. Language, thought, creative ideas, all come from words. Change begins with one or two people expressing ideas in language. The greatest moments in life, are marked by special words.
Little wonder then, that this passage resonates. How marvelous that God would be Word. And yet we have so few words to express what God might be. Perhaps it is fitting, that the wordy creatures, just can’t explain it all. It is the same Word that causes us to cry out “abba, father!” Continue reading