Jesus Was There!
I was reading through the birth of Jesus, through all the different chapters in the four Gospels and I was struck by these verses.
John 1: 1-5
In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He existed in the beginning with God. God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him. The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.
Jesus was with God before the world existed. As He considered, even as He thought about the possibility of creation, Jesus was right there. In the beginning, even in Genesis 1:1, Jesus was there. Everything that was created, everything that was designed, was all done through Jesus.
Genesis 1 (paraphrased by Peggy)
3-5 God said: Let there be light, day and night, night and day. Jesus was there.
6-8 God said: Let there sky. Space between the waters of heaven and the waters of earth. Jesus was there.
9-13 God said: Let there be land and sea. Let there be plants and trees and all manner of growing things. Jesus was there.
14-19 God said: Let there be a Sun, a Moon and stars to light the day and the night. Jesus was there.
20-23 God said: Let there be fish in the sea and birds in the air. Jesus was there.
24-25 God said: Let there be animals of all kinds to live on the land. Jesus was there.
26-31 God said: Let there be man and woman. Jesus was there.
John 1: 9
"The one who gives light to everyone was coming into the world." That's Jesus. Jesus was there.
No matter what time it is, no matter what time it was, no matter what time it will be. Jesus is there.
Through it all, whatever takes place in your life. Jesus is there.
In the hard times and in the good times. Jesus is there.
Before, during and after. Jesus is there.
Yesterday, today and tomorrow. Jesus is there!
Jesus is there! Jesus was, is and always will be there!