John 1 1-18…In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend[a] it. 6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe. 8 He was not that Light but was sent to bear witness of that Light. 9 That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world.[b] 10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. 11 He came to His own,[c] and His own[d] did not receive Him. 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: 13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. 14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only-begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
15 John bore witness of Him and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me is preferred before me, for He was before me.’” 16 And[e] of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. 17 For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son,[f] who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.
How many times have you heard someone say to “Let Go and Let God?” This popular quote usually comes up when we are worrying or being anxious about something. You would think it’s in the Bible, but not only is it not in the word of God, it doesn’t have any origin. Even though this quote is not in the Bible, it is based on biblical principles. I presented this topic in bible class a couple of weeks ago and I decided to expand on the biblical principles of the phrase ‘Let Go and Let God’. Who is this Jesus Christ in which we speak of soo much?
In the passage above John, the Baptist shows Jesus as fully human and fully God. Although Jesus took upon himself full humanity and lived as a man, Jesus never ceased to be the eternal God who has existed. The Creator and Sustainer of all things and the source of eternal life. This is the truth about Jesus and the foundation of all truth. If we cannot or do no believe this basic truth, we will not have enough faith to trust our eternal destiny. In the third verse of this passage, John the Baptist is saying when God created, God made something from nothing. Because we are created beings, we have no basis for pride. Remember that you exist only because God made you, and you have special gifts only because God gave them to you. With God you are something valuable and unique, apart from God you are nothing and if you try to live without Christ, you will be abandoning the purpose for which you were made.
When John the Baptist was talking about the darkness did not comprehend or understand it, he meant that the darkness of evil never has and never will overcome or extinguish God’s light, Jesus Christ is the Creator of life, and his life brings light to mankind. In this light, we see ourselves as we really are (sinners in need of a savior). Do you ever feel that your life is too complex for God to understand? It seems every time you solve one problem in your life another problem pops up in its place and you just feel overwhelmed. Remember God created the entire universe, and nothing is too difficult for God. God created you he is alive today and his love is bigger than any problem you may face.
Although Christ created the world, the people he created didn’t recognize Him. Even the people chosen by God to prepare the rest of the world for the Messiah rejected Him. Although in the entire Old Testament pointed to Christ coming still He was rejected by the people of Israel. All who welcome Jesus Christ as Lord of their lives are reborn spiritually receiving new life from God. Through faith in Christ, this new birth changes us from the inside out. Rearranging our attitudes, desires, and motives. Being born makes you physically alive and places you in your parents’ family. Being born of God makes you spiritually alive and puts you in God’s family. Have you asked Christ to make you a new person? God this very moment may be creating a new person in you for those who believe in Christ. This fresh start in life is available to all who believe in Jesus Christ.
In this passage “the word became flesh” means God becoming human. By doing so, Christ became the perfect teacher. In Jesus life, we see how God thinks and therefore how we should think. God presented Himself in the person of Jesus Christ as a model of what we are to come. Jesus shows us how to live and gives us the power to live that way (meaning that we can live as Jesus did on earth performing all miracles by our faith in Christ). Jesus came as a sacrifice for all sins, and His death satisfied God’s requirements for the removal of sin to mankind. When we refer to Jesus as the only begotten of the Father this means Jesus is God’s only and unique Son. Jesus is one of a kind and enjoys a relationship with God (otherwise, Jesus wouldn’t be able to intercede for our sins), we who are called the God’s children and said to be born of God.
When we refer to God’s nature in this passage we are talking about several aspects of God’s nature. The law and grace are both aspects of God’s nature, that He uses in dealing with us. Moses emphasized God’s law and justice, while Jesus Christ came to highlight God’s mercy, l
love, and forgiveness. Moses could only be the giver of the law, while Christ came to fulfill the law. The nature and will of God were revealed in the law, now the nature and will of God are revealed in Jesus Christ. God’s revelation of truth now comes through a person’s life. The truth is that a Christian or a child of God need not worry about anything in the world we live in because Jesus said in Matthew 6:25-26… 25 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? … Matthew 6:34… 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. John the Baptist’s job in the last part of the passage was to point people to Jesus, their long awaited Messiah. Today people are looking for security in an insecure world. Our job as Christians is to point them to Christ and show that He is the one whom they seek.
Knowing all this about who Jesus Christ is and who God’s place Jesus Christ who live among us. Why can’t we just “Let Go and Let God?
When your bills overcome you and you don’t what to do. Let Go and Let God!!!
When your health overcomes you and the pain you feel is unbearable. Let Go and Let God!!!
When your friends and family say and do things to hurt you. Let Go and Let God!!!
When your personal relationships go south and you feel so alone. Let Go and Let God!!!
When you have lost your job and don’t know how you going to support yourself or your family. Let Go and Let God!!!
When the doctor tells you that you have cancer and only months to live. Let God and Let God!!!
Whenever it seems like you are not going to make it through any situation. Let Go and Let God!!!
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Written by Kofi Baruti
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