HANDLING UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS
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.
John 1:1-14 is one of the most important passages in the entire
New Testament. It can be clearly broken down into four basic
1. Verses 1-5 we find the description of a perfect God. Jesus
was God, Jesus is God, Jesus will always be God. A perfect God,
penetrating the darkness, the darkness of our life is described
here in these verses.
2. Verse 6-9 a practic ...
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