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Word Up Y’all! Reflections on John 1

Word up Y’all!  (All my high school friends are like totally geeking that I titled my Bible Study, Word Up Yall!)   Reflections on John 1 from an 80’s Gal       Thanks for going on this adventure with me! Today’s reflection is based on John 1: 1-14. I got a degree in English because I love words and I love communicating. My favorite class in college was The History of the English Language. I loved using the Oxford English Dictionary and researching word history. (You can trace the word, fart all the way back to Sanskrit!)  I’m also obsessed with symbolism and I live for clever sarcasm. My hobby is artfully hand-lettering words. So yeah, I LOVE WORDS. I have been told, often, that I use too many of them! My blog posts are too long and I talk too much! But I can’t help it!!!  Words are super cool. They are what connect us to other people. They convey ideas, emotions, dreams, logic, facts, beauty, and everything! So, it’s pretty awesome to think about why John started his record of Jesus by saying that he is “the Word”. It’s kind of one of those holy sounding phrases that we just skim over* and think, “That’s another title for Jesus: Christ, Messiah, Redeemer, Immanuel, WORD…” Take a moment and think about the significance of this title: Jesus is the logic of God, the communication, the wisdom, the emotion, the humor, the vision… Jesus is everything that God wants to say to us! The WORD became flesh. As you continue to read John, think about every story of Jesus as a revelation of God’s character, wisdom, and all that he wants to communicate with us. The rest of this passage is pretty mind blowing too. First of all, we could spend the rest of our lives trying to wrap our minds around the reality of God being God, how powerful and awesome he has to be in order to have created everything.  read more of my thoughts on this here: I hope you get as excited as I do about the imagery of Jesus being the light combined with the idea of him being the WORD! Light gives us the opportunity to SEE. I personally think this is the most awesome part of being a Christian. In my…