Advent Day 1: John 1:1-5

December 2, 2022

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December 2 | John 1:1-5


[1] In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. [2] He was in the beginning with God. [3] All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. [4] In him was life, and the life was the light of men. [5] The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

Back to the beginning oh my soul, go back to the beginning. In this world of trials and temptations, that once which were memories are turned into myths. The fool says in his heart, that there is no God. Yet, can words like this exist without the Word? Can my words have meaning and delight if the Word was not? Oh my soul, don’t be fooled. Back to the begining! You will see that indeed there is a beginning, and in the beginning was the Word, the Logos.

Oh the Logos, Thou art distinct from God, for Thou were with the Word, yet Thou art also God! How mysterious! How profound! Such wonder such beauty that my logic may neve comprehend. Let Thy reality burst forth joy and wonder and awe from my stony heart. I have kept all things as understood, yet in doing so, my folly rises, fo who am I to claim that I know how to comprehend Thee and Thy works? Forgive me O Lord.

Oh, the Logos, through Him and for Him are all things created. Nothing shall exist without Thee. All goodness in my life, the wonderrful tastes for the fruit of the trees, the wheat of the field, the meat from the livestock, are all from Thee. The water that quenches my thirst, the longings of love and companionship of my wife, the joy and security of family, community, and nation, oh Lord, not one of these exists apart from the Logos, who created and sustaineth all of these.

Oh, the Logos, my soul frets, for though my soul gratefully expresses thanksgiving for Thy bountiful goodness in Thy creation, it is troubled by the darkness and evil that surrounds. Sin and misery pollute my heart and my mind oh Lord. I drift and drift into darkness, being swallowed and helpless. Oh Lord, save me!

Oh, the Logos! How generous of Thee. Thou art the light in the darkness, the life of men is in Thee, and Thy life shines as light into this darkened world, into the darkened recesses of my soul. Yet isn’t the darkness too great? It has overwhelmed me for ages past, and as I ponder, I see nothing, for darkness has blinded my conscience. Surely the Light is for others, but for me, I have no hope… Yet… Thy light is so magnificent, that no darkness has overcome it! Oh what glorious promise, what amazing truth! The darkness in my soul submits to the Light of the World! Shine Oh Logos, Shine Oh Incarnate One! Until every vestige of darkness in my soul is overwhelmed by Thy love and light, that I may dwell with Thee forever.

Amen.

In this world of trials and temptations, that once which were memories are turned into myths. The fool says in his heart, that there is no God. Yet, can words like this exist without the Word? Can my words have meaning and delight if the Word was not?


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