This is my first attempt at blogging, so hang in there I hope I will do alright. I am on a seven day walk with John this week and wanted to write down what came to my mind each day as I read three chapters.
Today, Sunday, John’s gospel starts at the beginning, when the word was with God, and the word was God. John goes on to say that the word becomes flesh, and that hit me in a way that it never had before. This living word is going to become Jesus, and it is all about to be unfolded for me to read. The next Chapter, John describes Jesus’ first of seven miracles John records in his gospel, turning water into wine. Last year, reading this passage I got somewhat confused, “why would Jesus want to condone heavy drinking?” Today it hit me that Jesus used the water as a symbol, to represent the Jewish faith, and how Jesus would transform it. Then with chapter 2 ending with Jesus running the traders, stealers, and marketers out from the temple yelling “How dare you turn my Father’s house into a market!”, and the pharisees questioning Jesus and his authority to do such a thing. I was convicted in my own life on how much I question God and how much authority I let Him have in it…
Chapter three, the way I read it, starts the night after Jesus clears the temple with a man named Nicodemus, who was curious to learn more about Jesus, but does not get all of his questions answered. Sometimes I feel the same way, but I just have to remember that I have faith that God will see me through to the end, and that I may not understand everything now, but will when I am standing there face to face with Jesus. John sums chapter 3 up nicely with a great testimony about Jesus.
I will be reading John 4-6 tomorrow, so check back for another walk with John.
I hope I did not bore you with me thinking while blogging, and if you have any comments, my email is chris@Mirror242.com