In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made… And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. -John 1:1-3, 14
Activity: Play Password. Each person think of a word that is related to Christmas. Each person gets a turn to try and get the rest of the family to guess their words by using one-word clues (for example; if the word was TREE maybe the clues might be, branches, evergreen, decorate… etc.)
Remember back to the first book of the Bible, Genesis. In the beginning how did God create everything? From light to flowers, fish to mountains, everything that God made, except humans, He did in the same, wonderful way. God said so. The Word of God, what came out of His mouth, was so true that it just happened. We also read in Hebrews 6:18 that God can’t lie. He is so true, so perfect that everything that comes out of His mouth is true.
So, if God was talking about you, what might He say? Would it be true if He were to call us a good example of how to show love to our friends? Could He say that we always treat others how we would like to be treated? Would He compliment us on how perfectly we love Him, or how we remember to read our Bible every day without fail, and that we pray without stopping? No, God cannot say those things about us because they are not true.
In our passage today, John tells us that Jesus is the Word of God that became a baby. That means a few things. First, it means that Jesus was there in the beginning. That Jesus was hard at work as everything in all of creation was put into place. Second, it means that Jesus is perfect and true and that all that He says is absolutely true.
So, what does Jesus say about you? We can read the Bible to see what Jesus says. He says that all who believe in Him are forgiven of their sins (LK 5:20). He says that you are valuable (JN 12:7). He has saved you so that you will live forever (Jn 3:36). And He says that He loves you (Jn 3:16).
Jesus loved you so much that He went to the cross to die so that you can be called perfect. Not because of what you have done, but because He took your sins away. Jesus, the Word of God, loves you.
PRAYER: Dear God, thank you for Jesus, who tells and shows us Your love. In Jesus’ name we pray, AMEN.