“So the Word became flesh; he came to dwell among us, and we saw his glory, such glory as befits the Father’s only Son, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14, NEB).
Three times the apostle John refers to Jesus as “the Word.” He is the Word that “became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14, NKJV); “the Word of life” (1 John 1:1); and the “Word of God” (Revelation 19:13).
The prologue to John’s Gospel is an impressive introduction of Jesus: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1). This sublime statement is a comprehensive declaration of Christ’s eternity, personality, and deity. This divine title, “the Word,” more than any other is replete with theological and spiritual insights. The whole plan of salvation is wrapped up in it.
This title is derived from the Greek noun, Logos, meaning “discourse,” “utterance,” “speech,” or “expression.” Words are the vehicle through which thoughts and ideas are expressed and communicated. Similarly, Christ, the Word incarnate, is the divine/human vehicle through which God the Father is fully communicated. As the incarnate Word, Christ was fully God and fully man. In such a capacity, He was uniquely able to reveal the character, mind, and will of God.
Lord, Your life and death have spoken audibly to me. May I never cease to hear Your message of salvation, Amen.