Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Just Be with Jesus: the Word

In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. (John 1:4-5)

Read John 1:1-18

The Living Word lived in our world and described himself in everyday words like light, bread, and truth. His disciple John shared the words of the Word in the book of John. John showed us the Word—Jesus—in action, being the light, the truth and the way.

The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. (John 1:9)
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14)

Lord Jesus,
you are God's Message
wrapped in a human body
to live with us
and light our way.
I want to hear
your word
and follow your path

This reading is based on my book, You Are Here. I am revisiting the themes of several of my books as I seek to “just be with Jesus." I am putting aside lengthy readings for a season, and instead looking for one word or phrase to carry through the day. Today’s word, for me, is “word."

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1 comment:

  1. Ruth, I am grateful that you posted this to Catherine Martin's GooglePlus site as I get emails when a new post appears.
    Your message, God's words through you, are what I needed to, once again, remind myself that I so want to be surrounded and absorbed in His Word.
    Nice to see you again, as well.
    Caring through Christ, ~ linda