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Thought for the Week, from Tim

John 1:1-5
1 In the beginning the Living Expression was already there.  And the Living Expression was with God, yet fully God.
2 They were together—face-to-face, in the very beginning.  3 And through his creative inspiration this Living Expression made all things, for nothing has existence apart from him! 4 A fountain of life was in him, for his life is light for all humanity.
5 And this Light never fails to shine through darkness — Light that darkness could not overcome!
The Living Expression, or the Word as most translations say, is the person of Jesus. ,This passage clearly proclaims that Jesus was and is God.  Right from the beginning he was there with God – this is such a fundamental of our faith.   Jesus is fully Human yet at the same time fully God, involved in creation.
This passage goes on to say that the light, or Jesus, is for all humanity, no exclusions, no one ruled out.  For all of us.  Each one of us.   It does not matter about race or colour or riches or poverty, Jesus died for you.
But it is the last piece of the passage that really grabbed my attention when I was looking at the passage – “Light that darkness could not overcome”.   The devil and his minions are not equal to God.   God is far superior.  There are some Christians who know this in their heads but have not let it get down to their hearts.
Because of Jesus and what he did at the cross, the victory has already been won, so let us live like people who are victorious.
That does not mean that we are not going to get storms in our lives, we probably will.
Storms are only temporary but the blessings of God go on forever.
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