The Fireworks of God

“In the beginning…” starts John’s Gospel, “was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being.” (John 1: 1-3) John tells us that God was there in the beginning with the word.   “And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14). The rest of the gospel details the evidence of that glory and, more surprisingly, our participation in it.

God’s glory in John is experiencing Jesus first hand.  It is like being in the heart of a fireworks show rather than watching it on TV.  To be there in person means that you see first hand the light, you feel the thunder of the explosions, you find yourself breathless by the amazing colors and designs, you are caught up in the majesty and power and wonder and extraordinary transcendence of it all.  Not only are the sights amazing but looking around and seeing the reactions on other people’s faces, hearing the oooo’s and the ahhhh’s from the assembly gathered is what makes the entire experience special.  Everyone’s eyes are filled with wonder, and for a moment we are all connected with one another…….

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Our words are powerful.  I read thousands of words a week.  Many of them are from various blogs that I suscribe too.  Many of them are from the Bible and many are just for fun.  But the most powerful words that I know are the ones inside my head.

Constantly I have internal dialogue rolling around in my head with various messages to share.  Sometimes they are powerful and uplifting, other times they are defeating.  I know that the more successful I want to be in life, I need to frame things in the positive rather than the negative.

I love the saying at the end of the Video:  Change Your Words, Change the World…..

How many times do we say “I am blind, Please Help Me” when we could be saying “It’s a beautiful day, and I can’t see it” — Which do you think is more effective?