July 5, 2021 Devotion

posted by Wes Schrickel | Jul 5, 2021

Monday, July 5


John 1:1-14

1 In the beginning the Word already existed.

    The Word was with God,

    and the Word was God.

2 He existed in the beginning with God.

3 God created everything through him,

    and nothing was created except through him.

4 The Word gave life to everything that was created,

    and his life brought light to everyone.

5 The light shines in the darkness,

    and the darkness can never extinguish it.

6 God sent a man, John the Baptist, 7 to tell about the light so that everyone might believe because of his testimony. 8 John himself was not the light; he was simply a witness to tell about the light. 9 The one who is the true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.

10 He came into the very world he created, but the world didn’t recognize him. 11 He came to his own people, and even they rejected him. 12 But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. 13 They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God.

14 So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son.


John’s prologue shows the missionary heart of God. He loved the whole world so much that He sent His only Son (3:16). The fullness of God put on flesh and came to us in order to save us. He came to us, spoke our language, felt our pain, and died for us. If we are called to be like Jesus, then we must do the same - we have to leave our comfort zone, seek out the lost, feel their pain, and announce to them the Gospel of the kingdom. We cannot reach the lost for Christ sitting at home. We have to go to them.


God, give us a missionary heart, not only for people around the world, but also for those just beyond our doorstep.