Instead of saying, “Hello,” “Good morning,” or “How are you,” one of my former coworkers likes to greet people by saying, “What’s the word?” Sometimes, I would come back with any number of adjectives to describe my day.
- Fill in the blank.
Although those words can describe what we’re feeling at any given moment, they don’t describe who we are because of what Jesus has done for us. Only Jesus could make a way from us to God the Father. Only Jesus came to earth, lived a sinless life, died on a cross, rose again on the third day, and ascended up to Heaven. No other person in history—or in the years to come—can do what Jesus did for us:
- He planned us (Psalm 139:16).
- He chose us (1 Peter 2:9).
- He rescued us (Colossians 1:13).
- He forgave us (Romans 4:7).
- He saved us (John 10:9).
And it doesn’t stop there. Jesus does so much for us many times a day, seen and unseen:
- He delivers us (Psalm 86:13).
- He blesses us (Matthew 5:3-11)
- He covers us (Psalm 32:1).
- He loves us (Jeremiah 31:3; John 3:16).
In the end, Jesus will do so much more for us—for me, for you, for all His people:
- He will transform us (1 Corinthians 15:51-54).
- He will crown us (2 Timothy 4:8).
- He will restore us (Hosea 6:2; Acts 3:21).
Jesus is the Word!
Yesterday, today, and forever.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1).