Monday, December 12, 2016

Brooks: the Word made flesh

Monday, December 12, 2016
    In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. 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 (ESV)
    Christ is the Word of God. It is not in certain texts written in the New Testament, valuable as they are; it is not in certain words which Jesus spoke, vast as is their preciousness; it is in the Word which Jesus is, that the great manifestation of God is made.
    ... Phillips Brooks (1835-1893), Life and letters of Phillips Brooks, v. III, Alexander V. G. Allen, New York: E. P. Dutton, 1901, p. 104 (see the book)
    See also John 1:1-14; Ps. 2:7; Matt. 1:23; Rom. 9:5; Phil. 2:6; 1 Tim. 3:16; Heb. 1:1-3; 1 John 5:20
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You have spoken Your Word in Jesus.
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