John 1:1-14 (NIV)
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. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.
There came a man who was sent from God; his name was John. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe. He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light. The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world.
He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God.
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
1) The Word (Jesus) has always been with God, through all of creation all of man's sin against the law, because Jesus is God. And yet He came to die for us. How does that change your image of the Christ and what He did for you?
2) Through what darkness does "the Light" shine in your life? What areas of your life need more "Light?"
3) John the Baptist prepared the way for Jesus- in fact, he kicked the door WIDE OPEN! In what ways could you be clearing the way for others to know Jesus?