Easter 1.1: Eternal Word, New Writing

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1)

Think of yesterday. Then the day before. Then another day back. And another. Keep thinking. Roll back time alllllllll the way back as faaaaaaaar as you can – bump! What do you get? Here’s what I think: You get Jesus. He’s at the beginning. He’s the start of time. He presses Play. In fact, this story is His. It’s grand, it’s big, it’s full of life, it’s filled with light. But it’s also been spoilt, it’s been contaminated with sub-stories not meant to be there, it’s got some bad words inserted by an enemy (and anti-story teller, if you will), it’s even been swerved away from the direction it was meant to go.

Kinda like Star Wars having Anakin Sky-Walker transformed into the meanest bad guy the galaxy has seen when he should’ve been the Saviour of all. Thank George Lucas for Luke Sky-Walker.

“In Him was life, and that life was the light of men…the true light that gives light to every man…” (John 1:4, 9)

And thank God for Jesus. Jesus, the Word of God has come to set the story right again, to restore all words. He’s the author who’s jumped into His own story to repair, renew and redeem it. No way in heaven or hell (or earth, for that matter) is the Bad Guy going to emerge triumphant. This isn’t some dumb Hollywood horror script leaving a nasty taste in the mouth when the curtain descends.

“(To) all who received Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God…children born of God.” (John 1:1)

Whatever your story is, the invitation is open. All are welcome to partake of God’s great story, to merge your chapters into His book. To let the Great Author Himself copy (write) His idioms onto yours. Holy Ghost(-writing) into your heart, birthing God’s vivacity into your style, your plot, your very design.

~ Contributed by Alwyn

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