Thursday, December 27- JOHN 1:1-14
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (v.1).
John 1, beautifully poetic, draws us into the tender lyrics of God’s love song to us. Since the beginning of time, God has envisioned, desired, and loved us. Jesus the Word and God conceived humankind in God’s own image, thereby imprinting Jesus’s fingerprints on each of us. Think on it. We bear God’s DNA.
Jesus embodies his love for us by being enfleshed as one of us to live and walk among us. Jesus does so because we are God’s own. So he sings over us like a parent sings over their beloved child. His melody brings light into our darkness, peace into our chaos, breathing life into our lives. His is an ongoing, everflowing melody that touches all of humanity and all of our lives. Never have we been so loved.
May his love song bring abiding peace into our lives this day. May its rhythm ring out in our lives.
Thank you, gracious God, for singing your love song over us. Help us to always hear and join in the refrain, Amen.
(The devotions for Christmas week were originally written by Rev. Eva Sullivan-Knoff for the Covenant Home Altar. They are used with permission here)