2021 the year of God Alone on the Throne. The first 21 days of this year the Lord has invited us to His banqueting table to feast on the open book called the gospel of John. Today is day one of our feast and each of us is going to partake of a dish on the table. I encourage you if you are joining this feast, don’t just eat from the dish I like, share with us in the comments below the dish you enjoyed as well, so we can feast on the variety of foods coming out of God’s word. Grab your fork and let’s dig in.
I could not get past the first couple verses of John 1 because Jesus is honey that satisfies my soul like no one else can. John immediately opens his gospel by saying in the beginning and then adds the Word, God, Being, Life, Light and darkness. The connection between John 1 and Genesis 1 are unmistakable.
Listen to John 1:1-5 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.”
Now hear Genesis 1:1-5 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.”
From go the darkness did not comprehend the Light. Is it any wonder when Light became flesh and blood and dwelt among us (John 1:14) on earth the darkness didn’t understand? All darkness knew is that it was separated from the Light. Darkness never has nor will it ever comprehend Light, it can’t because it was, is and always will be separated from Light.
Light is life! Light is love! Light is The Word! Light is God! and the darkness will never understand it, that is why we are called to crossover from darkness to Light, from death to Life. The two will never merge, that is why we have to choose a life of darkness or Light.
I have lived all in the darkness and I’ve lived all in the Light and I’ve tried to live with one foot in the one and one foot in the other. I can tell you this, I’ve made my decision and I’m never changing my mind, Jesus is the Light and I’m living in Him and He’s living in me, no turning back no turning back.
2021 the year of God Alone on the Throne of my heart and life. We all have to choose darkness or Light, I’ve made my choice, what do you choose?
I look forward to hearing what you tasted and saw in John 1 even as I’ve shared with you what I’m feasting on today.
2 thoughts on “Feasting on John 1”
Lisa – I LOVE this idea of “feasting” on His Word the first 21 days of this new year! Hello my sister!
When I re-ventured into John 1 today after reading your post and getting myself energized for the mission, I was looking for where in that chapter that I wanted to plunge my “fork” 🙂 As I was considering a couple of verses, it suddenly dawned on me how many names that John employed for God in just this single chapter! Here is what I came up with (NKJV) – truly amazing and awe inspiring:
the Lamb of God
Son of God
Jesus of Nazareth
the King of Israel
the Son of Man
21 names. Of course… He amazes and undoes us always – as it should be.
This is beautiful 21 names of God, I love this revelation you uncovered for us. Thank you and I look forward to feasting with you in John