I was working with a girl from Awana tonight on John 1:1. A simple verse, I thought, but she was having a hard time learning it. I finally asked her if she even understood what it meant. After I explained it to her she got it word perfect after just a little bit more work!! It made me realize that it isn't just saying the words that matter, but the meaning behind them.. When I got home I read that chapter to myself slowly, and thought I would share the first part. The verses are so special, as John tells about how Jesus came into this world, and his reception, and his purpose, all in just a few verses.
"In the beginning, was the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him, and without him was not anything made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. And the Light shined in the darkness, and the darkness comprehended It not.
There was a man, sent from God, whose name was John. The same came as a witness to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might be saved. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the True Light that Lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not. He came unto his own, and His own received Him not. But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name. Which were born, not of blood, nor by the will of the flesh, nor by the will of man, but of God. And the Word became flesh, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the Only Begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.