I just had a thought that is kind of profound to me. I love metaphors and symbolism and such, and I was thinking about how the apostle John calls Jesus “the Word.” Of course there there is the obvious meaning of Jesus being called that because he brought the words of God to us, much like a prophet. In that sense, though why wouldn’t John just call him the “mouth piece” or something? Here’s what I… realized… Jesus is God’s words to us in action… the acting words of God… words personified. How many times do people say things and not put their money where their mouth is? How many times do words seem so wonderful to the ears only to be met with disappointment by a lack of action? How many times do we get duped by pretty language, flowery rhetoric, and empty promises? How many times do we wonder if anyone is worthy of trust? In this, Jesus showed us that God can be trusted. He sent “the Word” to fulfill the promises he had already spoken to numerous people since the dawn of creation. God had a plan from the beginning that He spoke of throughout the ages leading up to Jesus… and he will never fail to fulfill the words He says to us. He will never fail to act on the love He has for his children. Even if no one else can be fully trusted, God came through then, and He will come through again and again if we trust Him…. Yeah so just something I was thinking about “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (John 1:1-5).