In the gospel of John, Jesus is seen as the eternal, incarnate God who came to reveal the Father to a lost world. This book links back to Genesis 1:1, showing Jesus’ deity as creator of everything. Only God can create things. He is also seen as the Word (logos). The powerful spoken word is what was used to create everything. Through Him only is everlasting life. Also He compares and contrasts himself with light and darkness, because He was a great light in a dark time in history.
Something that I offered for the teens that I work with is an opportunity to publish on my blog their poems, stories, or how God is working in their lives. I’m not sure if I’ll get that big of a response, but my oldest daughter took me up on that offer. This poem is a beautiful picture of God the Father.
Just as I think I can’t go on
Just as I think I can’t go on,
I remember the one who is strong.
He picks me up when I am weary,
And give me new strength, to think more clearly.
When the troubles come, I will not falter,
For I know that I am His daughter.