Reason to encounter

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.”
(John 1:1–3 NIV11-GKE)

These are the first four verses of the Gospel of John, and many ideas and principles flood my mind as I read these words.
These verses can lead in many directions, yet the Gospel of John leads to Jesus. They are an introduction to Jesus.
The “In the beginning” concept refers to the origin and creation. It points to the Creator, and John calls him Theos, God.
John writes in such a way that he makes a clear distinction between God and the gods within the Greek Pantheon. The Word speaks, he can be heard, and He has chosen to reveal Himself in human form, in the likeness of His Son Jesus.
Jesus is with God in the beginning and creation, and Jesus is called the Word.
Logos is a mighty name, a Greek concept of reason and logic, something too precious and divine.
The “word, logos”, was loved, adored and thought of. We in the West have been conditioned, influenced, and built upon this Word/Logos concept.
The Word/Logos can command, create, and defy the laws of reason and dwelling, not just in the realm of ideas, concepts and principles. But the Word/Logos now has taken human form. This Word is Jesus.
In many ways, the Logos Word is an absolute concept. We see this in creation: “God said, and it was so”.
How, then, can I relate to this Jesus, living Word, with a concept that traditionally has been understood and applied only within reason? When I find myself surrounded by a world without absolutes and where there has been a proliferation of new ideas, some of which are becoming absolutes and contrary to what was understood, even by reason, morals, traditional values and principles.
Are the Logos Words still relevant? Is reason alone capable of helping to understand logic when the whole concept of logic is being challenged?
We need the Logos Word more than ever to understand not just the concept of God, but the Logos Word is the tool we need to view our world. To interpret and bring a semantic to our world, we need the clarity of the God-given Logos/Word.
But that is not enough; we need an encounter with the living Word, which means we need an experience with the living Jesus through the Spirit of God. Only then will we see this Word becoming flesh in our lives, feeding our minds and chancing us, keeping us fresh and relevant.

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