The Word

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (NIV)

I live with words. When I meet someone new and hear their name, I often ask for the spelling—it floats around in my head and I want to see it correctly. When I get an idea for a devotional such as this, the words pop into my brain fully formed. I read everything in my field of vision—and often proofread it. I dream full-blown stories and sometimes remember them when I awake. I always have a book—or two or three—ready to read. And lately, I’ve started playing word games on my phone; figuring them out has become a challenge.

I also tend to believe what’s in print, which can be a problem! I love to read travel literature and am sometimes disappointed when seeing the site to find it’s not as outstanding as described. Or reading an ad, buying the product, and discovering it’s not as advertised, either. 

Thankfully, there is one source that I can fully rely on and believe: the Bible. After many years as an editor and proofreader, I’ve realized I’ve never seen a typing or grammatical error in any Bible I’ve owned. In addition, archaeology repeatedly supports and confirms Bible history and events—experts say it never contradicts. Finally, its words, promises, commands, and guidelines have stood the test of time throughout the ages. 

John 1:1 assures us that Jesus is the eternal Word, the one who took on flesh and blood so we could know God's glory. He came to reveal God to man and redeem all who believe in Him from their sin. That’s a word we can believe!

Father, help us to focus on Your Word, to read it daily, to follow Your teachings. Help us to believe in You and everything you came to earth to give. Amen.

Sharon, Arizona