Shade Tree Wisdom 2/13/15
In the Book of Genesis God speaks the world into existence. He spoke, and it was so. And the world he created was “very good”. But something went terribly wrong. Man fell into sin, and that brought evil into the world.
The Gospel of John gives us the story of what God did to change the wrong, to rescue mankind, as it were. The fixing is done by the Word, that is Jesus, sent by His Father to take on Himself the punishment that mankind earns by his sin, and deserves.
So John reports, “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only Son of the Father, full of grace and truth”. John 1,14.
Jesus speaks the Word, and salvation happens. When we believe, Hi Word, salvation happens.
Therefore chapter 3, 16,17 capture the story, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world, that but that the world through Him might be saved.”
So this verse from “It is well with my soul” brings comfort.
“My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought,
My sin, not the part, but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
It is well, it well, with ,my soul.”
Blessings when you hear and believe the story as you read John’s Gospel,