Have you ever come across a document on your computer, or a journal entry that you didn't complete?
Recently, I did.
This was written in 2005. Like I said, it is not complete. But gave me food for thought and made me realize how good it was that I began this type of thinking. I don't claim this to be any big theological study. These are simply things that I wrote down while I was pondering.
You see, I was a single mom from 1990 until 2015...
By approaching life with the idea of learning how to be husbanded by God (Yes, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) I allowed myself to follow a train of thought I had not wrapped my head completely around: how to be loved as His CHILD:
I decided to share the first page of these thoughts. Remember it is a rough draft and it is my ramblings. But, if you find something good from them, may God be praised.
My thoughts, 2005
I want to know more about who God is so I am setting about to study the Gospels on my own with no one else telling me anything about them. I want to know God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. I want to get to know Him like I would get to know a husband. I want to know my husband!
Jesus’ Actions that Reveal the Father:
These verses have been talked about and talked about with scholars. What do I receive from them?
First, when I meditate on these scriptures the magnitude of their Reality settles over my soul.
“In the beginning;” when - in the beginning; where - in the beginning; how - in the beginning; why – in the beginning.
All these questions are answered by this phrase.
In the beginning before time was known, before place was known, before process was known, before purpose was known there was the Word.
It was with God and was God.
Reading on I begin to understand that John the Baptist was created to bear witness of the light of the world. He bore witness to Jesus. He says in verse 14 that “the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. John bore witness of Him and cried out, saying “this was He of whom I said ‘He who comes after me has a higher rank than I, for He existed before me.”
With these two scriptures coming together I see John’s witness of Jesus. – John (Jesus’ cousin) John born before Jesus on earth is stated as being in existence before him.
So, in verse 1 it says that the world was made by the Word. Then in vs. 10 it says that the world was made by Jesus. This means that Jesus and the Word are one and the same.
That explains why John states that Jesus existed before him. Jesus is creator of time, space, universe, earth, ALL!
Apart from Him nothing came into being. In Him was life and life was the light of men.
This reminds me of the darkness of death. Once death occurs in a human body, there is no light in the eyes. The body is dark.
Light shone in the darkness but some people do not comprehend. They have life making them live, breathe, walk around, etc., but they fail to receive LIFE (Jesus) as Reality and the darkness takes over, leading them to death in eternity. Jesus is life.
He was in the world – He didn’t come to the world, the world was made through Him, and did not know Him. He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him. (the Jews). This is rejection. Jesus was rejected by His own. That did not prevent Him from reaching out to others.
“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” John 1:12
--- God gave me the right to become a child of His. He gave that right to me, because I have received Him and believe in His name.
I have received.
HE HAS GIVEN ME THE RIGHT TO BECOME A CHILD OF HIS.
Receiving Him and believing in His name. “For of his fullness we have all received, and grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ. No man has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him.”
That is a little bit how my mind sometimes works. I have to go through and think through the scriptures.
Do you do that? Tell me how you read through the bible. I am always interested in hearing how others are finding Him within the pages of his words to us.
I find so much out when I simply ponder the Bible.
Thank you for joining me today through a meandering of my past.
May you be blessed.
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