December 14, 2022

Jose Abaroa
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it."
John 1:1-5

God is love. No scripture explains that better than the first five verses of the Gospel of John. The beginning of John echoes the beginning of the book of Genesis, which speaks to God’s presence in the beginning. He alone is the source of all life! God’s plan was for Him and us to commune in harmony and love for eternity. We know, however, that sin, death, and darkness moved in shortly thereafter when we chose to trust ourselves instead of trusting God.

The story of the Bible is that just as light extinguishes the darkness, so does God’s love conquer death. Jesus, who was with God in the beginning and is God, came to live a perfect life to be the perfect sacrifice for our sins so that we can have everlasting life with God as it was in the beginning.