Source of Life
As it is written, “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 anything 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) In the beginning was Jesus, and Jesus was with God, and Jesus was God. He is the light that expels the darkness and shines across the heavens. He is our hope and our life.
Years ago a distance was created between the creator and the creation. One that could only be closed by Christ himself. So a bridge, with a significant price, was designed to seal the gap. All the sins of this world would be taken by him, creating the ultimate sacrifice. The design was drawn and the time had come for him to come down to this Earth. To be born of a virgin, Mary, and live the life of a human. So then he may show the world the way to eternal life and grant us living water. For his love for us was, is, and always will be unconditional and his will for our freedom unbreakable.
From a young age, it was clear this child was different. He astonished priests with his wisdom and knowledge. His parents were amazed by his longing desire for his true father. However, in the eyes of the world, he was merely the son of a carpenter — an ordinary man. Little did they know that this so called carpenter was God in the flesh. A being one-hundred percent God and one-hundred percent human. “A light to our path and a lamp to our feet.” A comforter, healer, giver, and lover of all souls.
Once the Holy Spirit descended onto him like a dove, he was led into the wilderness to be tested and trialed. The hardships we experience everyday was brought before Jesus, the image of perfection, to be seen, felt, and even lived out. Only after this would his ministry begin. With the anointing of his Father upon him, the time had finally come to speak to the people and spread the message of life to the world.
In the mountains, cities, and villages, Jesus spoke of a kingdom that was to come. Through parables, he taught his people. Revealing a different side to our God, that was not seen before. Anywhere he went Christ spoke of a temple that would be rebuilt in the span of three days. Prophesying his own death in his words. No man, woman, or child was turned away. Whether Jew or Gentile, anyone who seeked his face would receive. He healed the sick and restored the broken. A man’s vision was restored, a leper cleansed, a child once thought dead could run again. All they had to do was ask and their need was granted.
Filled with compassion for his people, Christ spent years healing, changing, and restoring their lives. From city to city, he preached the Word of his Father, revealing the truth behind the scriptures. To his disciples he spoke about his sacrifice that was going to pass. He revealed his Father’s grand plan to save and few would understand the true meaning of his words. Nonetheless, the ones who did would uncover the most precious treasure of all. Not a physical, but an internal treasure. One that was Jesus himself, who would forever remain in our hearts. Forever be our hope, comfort, and peace. Our source of life.