John 1:3-5

Monday, June 23, 2008

All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.][John 1:3-5]

This section is a continuation of yesterday's passage. John is describing "The Word" in more detail, clarifying that this "Word" that was with God, and that was God, also was the agent by which the world was made. Notice that John doesn't say, "all things were made by him," but rather "through him." He was the method of creation, so to speak. And, how did God create the world in Genesis 1? He spoke it into existence. He used "words."

Wow. Think about that for a while. It blows my mind.

There is so much here to discuss, but I'll add just one more note. The word "overcome" at the end of this section is really the Greek word for "grasped." Of course, the proper translation of that word here is, in fact, overcome, but when you understand the meaning behind it, it adds more color to this reading, doesn't it?

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