John 1:1-18 The Word in All Languages (Edstrom)2017-03-22T04:46:34+00:00

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John 1:1-18

The Word in All Languages

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John 1:1-18
The Word in All Languages

By Lois Parker Edstrom

Today let’s talk about words. Why are words important? Yes, they allow us to speak to one another. I’m using words right now and when I ask you a question, you answer with words. We learn new things and understand each other better when we listen to words and use them to talk to one another.

We use words to give thanks for the many, many things that make us happy. We use words to tell someone that we are feeling sad. We hear words and we also read and write using words. We use words in many ways to connect with each other.

Now listen to this verse from the Bible: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (1:1).

This may seem like a difficult verse so I’m going to tell you that the Word is a name given to Jesus. Why do you think Jesus was given such a name?

Jesus came to bring God’s message of love to the world. He is the Word that helps us understand each other better. We learn from him how to be more loving; how to be a better person. He is the Word that gives us joy and comforts us when we are sad.

It is interesting to think of Jesus in this way, isn’t it? Jesus is the Word that helps us connect with each other and with God. Jesus is the Word for all languages – for all the people of the world.

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