“So, the Word became human and made His home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen His glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son.” John 1:14 (NLT)
In verse 1 we are told that the Word was there in the beginning. An in verse 14 it says the Word became human. Jesus is the Word and He was there in the beginning. He came as a human and was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And if we choose to believe in Him and accept Him, He gives us the right to become children of God. Jesus has always been and continues to be. It is Jesus who came, and it is because of His love and faithfulness that I can trust Him.
I need His “unfailing love and faithfulness” in my life. I need His love to sustain me, comfort me, ground me and embrace me. I need to know His love for me is beyond my understanding and it doesn’t change or waiver. He doesn’t love me any less or more based on my actions. He simply and complexly loves me. His love is unconditional irrevocable and unending.
His faithfulness goes far beyond anything I can know or comprehend. I can reflect on my life and can see where He has navigated, directed and protected my life. Life isn’t always fair. Complications, disappointments, uncertainties and tragedy have played out in my life. But even in the darkest moments, He was with me. I know that I know that I know He was with me, because without Him I’m not sure I would have survived. His presence brings peace that sustains me and strengthens me. I know it because I live it.
Thank you, Lord, for your unfailing love and faithfulness. I pray today for a continual reminder of how great your love for me is. I pray that I will not lose sight of your love for me. Keep me close and strengthen my trust in You. I pray for greater faith each day, so that no matter what I face, I trust that You are with me! Amen.
What is God speaking to you today through John 1? Share your thoughts in the comments below! I’m looking forward to reading your comments!