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The Word - Source of All Things

Rev. Tetteh-Annor Larbi | January 22, 2024 | John 1:1-5



Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. John 1:3 (NIV)



A profound truth unfolds in the opening verses of John Chapter 1:  the Word is not merely a creation, but the Word is the source of all creation. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." John 1:1 (NIV). Here, the cosmic creation narrative is unveiled, and we are invited to contemplate the divine essence of the Word.


This cosmic Word, existing before time and space, stands as the architect of creation. "Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made." John 1:3 (NIV). Every mountain peak, every dew-damped valley, every shimmering star, finds its origin in the creative utterances of the Word. It is a declaration of the Word's omnipotence — the very breath that brought the universe into existence; The Ruach Elohim.

Yet, the brilliance of the Word extends beyond the act of creation. "In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind." John 1:4 (NIV). Life, the pulsating force that animates our existence, finds its wellspring in the Word. This life is not merely biological; it is a radiant light, illuminating the path of understanding, purpose, and divine connection. The Word, as the source of life, becomes the guiding beacon in the cosmic journey of humanity.

As the light shines in the darkness, an eternal truth emerges: the darkness cannot overcome it. In a world often overshadowed by uncertainty, chaos, and spiritual obscurity, the Word stands as an unyielding force, dispelling the shadows that seek to engulf the human soul. The resilience of the Word's light is a promise — a promise that no depth of darkness can extinguish the divine radiance emanating from the source of all things.

The Word, as the source of all things, invites us to recognize its divine prints in the symphony of creation, life, and the eternal light that dispels the darkness.



The Word of God is what all things emanated from and therefore must be consulted to understand all things. Let's find all our answers to life in the Word of God because the Word knows all things and has been there from the very beginning.



Dear Heavenly Father, help me to make the Word my first source of solutions to life's questions. Help me to trust in your Word for its light to shine on my path through life. For your dear name's sake. Amen. THERE SHALL BE SHOWERS OF BLESSING.



DAILY word study: ALL THINGS

The Greek phrase for "all things" in John 1:3 is "πάντα" (panta), which is a comprehensive term indicating the totality of creation or existence. In the context of the New Testament, it often denotes the complete sovereignty and creative power of God over every aspect of the universe.

Biblical examples of the term "all things" in the New Testament:

  1. Creation: Colossians 1:16 affirms, "For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him."

  2. Sustaining Power: Hebrews 1:3 states, "The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word." Here, Jesus is portrayed as the sustainer of the entire created order.

  3. Redemption: Romans 8:28 declares, "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." This extends beyond creation to include the events and circumstances of human life.

In John 1:3, the phrase "all things" emphasizes the role of Christ in creation. "Through him, all things were made; without him, nothing was made that has been made." This conveys not just the act of creation but the continuous sustaining power of Christ over every element of existence. It underscores the intimate involvement of the Logos (Word, Christ) in the very fabric of the universe.


Considering that Christ is involved in sustaining "all things," how does this truth influence your understanding of His ongoing role in your life and the world, especially in challenging or uncertain times?

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