Make Your Mark: Week 4 - Day 1

Opening Prayer

Jesus, open our minds and hearts to hear your word today.  Allow us to know your presence and hear your voice and give us the courage to follow you.

 

Read John 1:1 (NIV)

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

 

Reflect

Our devotions this week center around the topic of words, the way we speak to each other, and the things we speak in public.  Today let’s consider the subject of words themselves.

Words in their simplest form are a means through which we communicate thought.  But words are much more than just what they are in their simplest form.  In today’s scripture it says that Jesus is the Word of God and if the Word of God can be embodied in the person of Jesus Christ then certainly there is more to “words” than we might ever be able to grasp with our limited minds.  

God has ordained words.   They are not just a way we communicate.  Look at the history of the spoken word.  We first find words “in the beginning” when God used them to speak all creation into being: an infinitely complex “something” out of nothing via the spoken word.  

When man first sinned words, invoked the curse that has caused all creation to groan since that moment.  

Jesus’ spoken words calmed the sea, caused the laws of physics to change and brought about the healing of many.  

God created words and language and all the intricacies that come with them.  They are yet another wonder of His creation.  He created them with love and with purpose.

 

Apply

You can’t read very far in scripture before you come across evidence of the precious and powerful nature of words.  As we consider words and language as part of God’s creation, take time simply to ponder the wonder of God and the brilliance of His creation, not just physical creation but all aspects of what He has made and all the ways His creation shouts his love for us.  Consider the value of words and how God may want you to use them to bless others.

 

Closing Prayer

Jesus, we want to know you, but we are weak and are helpless to know you unless you reveal yourself to us.  Speak to our hearts as we ponder the wonder of who you are.

 

Terry Schneider