The Word Became Flesh

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 men.The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.

There came a man who was sent from God; his name was John. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe. He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world.

I John 1: 1-9.

We bear witness to the Light of the World with our words.

In our kitchens, in in our minivans, bent over the changing table, pouring the toddler her bath, picking up the eldest at Tae Kwon Do. Talking to the neighbor, laughing with a friend, writing out a card, talking to the mailman, in that parent-teacher conference, stopped at a red traffic light, climbing the stairs, pressing the elevator button for someone else.

Kneading the bread dough with our children, ordering the caramel frappucino at Panera, tipping the waitress, answering a question in class, leaving a blog comment, sending a tweet, updating Facebook.

Checking out a library book, telling a bedtime story, singing a lullaby, reporting a bad day, whispering on the pillow, pitching the baseball, curling her hair, doing his laundry, sitting around the table.

Inviting the neighbors over, preaching a sermon, writing an eBook, replying to email, walking the dog, waving to friends, talking to the moms at the school door, getting your hair cut, picking out a birthday present, playing catch.

We bear witness to the Light of the World with our words.

This is not a small thing.


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