Word of God speak
Would You pour down like rain
Washing my eyes to see Your majesty
To be still and know
That You're in this place.
Please let me stay and rest
In Your holiness.
Word of God speak.

Bart Millard and Pete Kipley

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In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.

John 1:1-2

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"Word" has become slang that can mean an affirmation, a promise, or someone speaking the truth. Yeah, I’ve said it – "Word."

For Christians, "Word" is usually a reference to the second person of the Trinity – Jesus Christ – and is the Word referred to in John 1. It's an important passage that marks the divine nature of Jesus: “He was in the beginning with God.” The Gospels, then, tell the Good News, the story of Jesus for us.

There is a movement within Christianity called "Red Letter Christians," referring to Bibles that mark the words of Jesus in red ink, giving them emphasis. It's a pretty good lens to use both for the reading of scripture and to adjust our focus for an active faith-life. Perhaps if we focus on what Jesus focused on, we will be closest to how God wants us to live. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life,” (John 14:6). Today, follow, believe, and live in the Word.

David Burroughs

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God, in the light of the resurrected Jesus, help me to focus that light so that I might find your way, and be open to your truth, and remember my life in you. As I am able, give me the strength to focus that light on others who need to find their way, or hear your truth, or discover how beautiful life in you can be. Amen.

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See, it is Jesus, Jesus has appeared;
Do not doubt at all for nothing you will fear.
Let the church with gladness hymns of triumph sing;
Tell it without ceasing: Death has lost its sting.

Yours is the glory, Resurrected One!
Endless is the victory you o'er death have won.

Edmond L. Budry

David Burroughs

David Burroughs is president of Passport, Inc., which produces He likes to think differently and is interested in theology that is practical. He has recently discovered that he can build things. David lives in Birmingham, Alabama, with his wife, Colleen, and their twin teenagers, Milligan and Walker.

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