November 30, 2013

Genealogy of God, the Son - John 1:1-18

Infinity is a difficult concept for the finite to grasp. A finite being is relegated to only see the world in front of him. In 2 Kings 6:15-17, Elisha’s servant quivered in sheer terror as the Aramean army surrounded them and frantically asked his master, “What shall we do?” Elisha confidently responded, “Don’t be afraid. Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” Elisha then asked God to open the eyes of his servant so he too could see the army of the Lord ready to attack the enemy. It is from this perspective that John chooses to introduce his readers to Jesus. From the beginning of time, Jesus has always been and will always be God, who became flesh and dwelled among us. It is only through the direction of the Holy Spirit that our eyes, just like Elisha’s servant’s, can be opened to see Jesus as the Messiah, thus unlocking our ability to glimpse and comprehend the eternal nature of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

Have you asked the Holy Spirit to open your eyes to see Jesus for who he really is?