In the Beginning was the Word...
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 opening verses of the Gospel of John declare that the glory of Jesus has overcome the darkness in this world. John did not hold back on announcing who Jesus is. Jesus is God; "He was with God in the beginning," and all creation came through Him. John described Jesus in a unique way; He referred to Jesus as "the Word.: We often refer to the Bible as "God's Word"-God's revelation of Himself to us-but Jesus is the ultimate revelation of God. He is the Word who most fully reveals God because He is God!
In what area of your life do you currently feel tempted toward hopelessness? Turn that situation into a prayer of hope in God.
"The nearer you take anything to the light, the darker its spots will appear; and the nearer you live to God, the more you will see your own utter vileness."