“In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He existed in the beginning with God. God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him. The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it” (John 1:1-5, NLT).
Before all else―before creation―before the first breath of life, the Word breathed. God was the Word. The Word was not only with the Creator, the Word was Him. God and the Word were one. He was its author and life―its Truth and its purpose. God's purpose brought forth His creation, and nothing came into being unless it came through His Truth and His Word. His life-giving Truth became substance, and His Creation came into existence. His Word brought life to all that He had created. Into man God breathed His own life and light (Genesis 2:7). His light now shines in the darkness, and darkness can never put it out.
Whatever the state of the world around you―whatever controls it―whatever you face in this life―whatever attempts to strike fear in your heart―His Word still breathes. His Truth still lives through His Word. His light still shines. It can never be extinguished. You are His creation, and Jesus Christ, the light that can never be extinguished, desires to live in you and to breathe life into your existence. If you take Him into your heart and live an humble and surrendered life to Him, He becomes your life. His light shines in you. If you continually seek Him, His Truth will light your path and direct your life. If you allow your heart to stay soft and pliable in His hands, His light will live in you forever―just as His Word will live forever.
His Truth and His Word continually shine in the darkness bringing His light and life to His Creation. No matter what His Creation becomes, His Word still lives and breathes and lights the world. It stands strong and continually reveals the hearts of men. His Word not only reveals the state of the world, but also the state of your own heart. Never allow darkness to put out the beautiful gift of His life that God has breathed into you. Let His light shine in you illuminating, revealing, and promising hope. Jesus Christ, through the gift of His own life, has overcome the world. Nothing can ever overcome He who created everything. His Word still breathes life and offers hope to the hearts of men. Let Him shine through you.
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