Let’s back up—if Jesus came, He must have existed before He came. It’s vital that we interpret His life in the light of His pre-existence. You and I had our beginning at our physical conception. This is not the case with Jesus. You will remember that Jesus said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM” (John 8:58). The Incarnation was not simply the birth of a great man. Instead, it was the only-begotten Son of God entering into human conditions. “Who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men” (Phil. 2:6-7). Therefore, in Jesus Christ we must constantly realize that we are face to face with not simply a good man, but rather the God-man.
―Pastor Randy Booth, Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, Nacogdoches, TX
In the Beginning
“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 it.” ―John 1:1-5
O Ancient of Days, we stand firm, for Your eternity is the strong ground of all our comfort. You are eternal, O God, and You have the right to our perpetual service and You deserve our honor and obedience. In devoting ourselves to You, we serve Him that is, that was (and had no beginning), and that is to come (and shall have no end); by Whom all things have their being, and Who has both eternal knowledge to remember our service, and eternal goodness to reward it in Jesus Christ, the Lamb slain before the foundation of the world. Amen.
Sit silently for ten minutes (mark your clock), and meditate on the brevity of earthly your life as compare to the eternal life that Christ brought to His people. He had no beginning and will have no end. You had a beginning, but will live as long as God does in Christ.