In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God.
I've been struck this summer by the opening to John's gospel. Dan and I chose to use it as the basis for the leaders' prayer time at Download's week away, and the visiting speaker for the week (Jamie Hill) also used it in his first talk with the youth.
John 1:1-18 summarizes the end of one part of God's story and the beginning of another. It bridges the Old and New Testaments and explains that although God's people had been expecting the Messiah and the end of the story, Jesus was not the end, but rather the beginning of something else - another part of God's story was about to begin.
What is your story? Where have you seen Jesus in it? Is a new part of God's story about to begin in your life?
September starts on Sunday, and I wonder what this new year brings for you? Are you beginning something? I'm starting Ordination training at St Mellitus College in London - I'm going back to studying having left Uni 10 years ago. I know several of you are starting new jobs, moving house, wondering what the year will hold.
Jesus was at the beginning of God's story, the middle of the story, and will be waiting for us at the end of it. No matter what you're beginning this September, Jesus has gone before it and will be in it.
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