Do you have questions about Jesus? Have you wondered, or wonder now, who He is? Have you heard He is the Son of God? Have you heard He is God and wonder if it is true? Does it seem confusing to you?
When people across our nation and the world are asked if they know who God is, most will not immediately think of Jesus. They often think of the Father as God. They are not wrong. But they are not fully correct either.
Most people have heard Jesus referred to as the Son of God. That is true, but not the whole picture. Jesus is also referred to as Son of Man, King of kings, Lord of lords, Messiah, Prince of peace, High Priest, Lamb of God, Lion of Judah, Savior of the world, and The Word.
Why is it important to remember and think of Jesus as The Word? Being The Word puts Him with God before time began. It means He was there at creation. Not only that, but through Him everything was created. In other words, when we read in Genesis 1 that God spoke…and it was so, it was The Word who created.
Most of us don’t think of Jesus as the Creator. When we think of God as the Creator, we think of the Father. Yet, when we read today’s passage from John, we see Jesus created alongside the Father. When we take a closer look at the creation story, we see the Spirit there as well.
What does this mean? It means the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are all God. They are one, yet three. We don’t fully understand that concept, but we can believe this—all three are God and God is fully presented through the three.
I pray we all believe Jesus is God. I pray we believe God is composed of three yet is One. I pray each one of us will see Jesus for who He is and acknowledge Him as Lord and Savior. Know the names Jesus is referred as. See Jesus as God. Know God is fully presented as three. Know God is One.
John 1:1-3, 14 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made…. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.