The Word

Bible Reading: John 1:1-14 & Hebrews 1:1-3

There are numerous proofs of the Bible’s divine inspiration. I believe that John’s stroke of genius in introducing his Savior to the world as “the Word” is one of them. There is, at least in my mind, no other explanation for the introductory words of John’s gospel than a divinely inspired pen. How else can one explain this former Galilean fisherman’s penning of such timeless and universally understood words?

While the two targeted audiences of his gospel—the Greeks and the Jews—were definitely captivated by John’s introduction of Christ as “the Word,” the attention of the world today is no less seized by what this introduction infers.

Today, we understand words as our chief means of communicating to one another. We communicate to each other in many ways. For instance, most wives can speak volumes to their husbands simply by the looks they give them. Still, our chief means of communicating to one another is words.

When he introduced Christ as “the Word” almost 2,000 years ago, John communicated clearly to our modern-day world that Christ is God’s chief means of expressing Himself to us! According to Hebrews 1:1-3, God has communicated to man at different times and in various ways, providing the world with part and partial glimpses of Himself. Some good examples of this are creation, conscience and the Old Testament prophets. The author of Hebrews goes on to add, however, that God has now communicated to man “in these last days…by His Son, whom He hath appointed heir of all things [and] by whom also he made the worlds.”

Jesus Christ is God’s final “Word” to lost humanity. Unlike all previous revelations of God to man, Jesus Christ is the full revelation of God; that is, “the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person.” All we need to do to see God is to look at Jesus.

A popular TV game-show is well-known for its question: “Is that your final answer?” Well, when it comes to the problems of our world, Jesus Christ is God’s final answer. Make no mistake about it: when God said Jesus, He said it all. God has nothing else to say!

Emphatic and final, full and true,

God’s Word to humanity irrefutably comes through.

Lain in a manger, hung on a cross,

unfathomable humility, perfect love without dross.

Divine revelation unveiled to this terrestrial globe.

Seen by men in a mere mortal robe.

It is the Son that is spoken as the Father’s final Word,

but tragedy of tragedies goes mostly unheard.

Thus, listen dear sinner and turn not a deaf ear,

for the signs of the returning Word are soon to appear.