… was the Word, says John 1:1. Why? Why not say, In the beginning was the power? Or the love? Or the truth?
My meditations sometimes run in odd directions and this was one. I wasn’t studying John’s gospel or epistles, I was actually thinking about communications and relationships, the way we connect with each another.
I was in a theater when this train of thought began. A preview for an upcoming movie was on the screen, with one woman lamenting to another, Now I can be rejected in seven different technologies! You know, phone calls, voice mail, email, instant messaging, texting, facebook, myspace, etc.
Her point was that to have a relationship, communication is required. Two-way communication.
When John calls our attention to his writing, he points out that God communicates. He says things, and desires a reply.
Not all communication is verbal, of course. “A picture is worth…
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