Sunday, December 03, 2023

Advent Candle #1: "The Word"

LEFC Family Advent Readings: “We Have Seen His Glory”
John 1:1-18 :: December 3, 2023
Week #1: “The Word”

“Advent” means “coming.” Christmas is coming. Jesus has come and is coming again.

During this year’s Advent Season, our readings will contemplate the glory of the One and Only Son of God Who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. There is no one else like Him.


The Gospel of John begins with these incredibly profound words:

[READ JOHN 1:1-3.]

John begins before the beginning. He says that, before the creation of the world, there was Someone called “The Word.” 

And John teaches that the “The Word was with God.” The Word existed in perfect intimate fellowship with God the Father for all eternity.

And furthermore, “The Word was God.” This Person called “The Word” was, is, and always will be God Himself. He is fully God in every way.

He is called “The Word” because He Himself is God’s message to us. He is God’s self-expression. God’s communication. He is God speaking to us.

When God speaks, we should always listen. And the way to truly listen to God is to look to the Son of God because He is the eternal Word of God.

God shares Himself through His Word.

As the carol sings:

“Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, born this happy morning
Jesus, to Thee be all glory giv’n;
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing!
O come, let us adore Him.”