The Apostle John introduces Jesus as “The Word” in his Gospel: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1) By Word, God spoke the world into creation. God said, “Let there be light”, and there was light. (Genesis 1:3) The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. (John 1:14) By Word, Jesus calmed the storm. Jesus rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” (Mark 4:39) By Word, Jesus healed many. Jesus rarely healed by touch, as it was mostly by His word. Jesus healed the Centurion’s servant from afar. (Matthew 8:5-13) By Word, Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead. Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come […]
Dayspring is an old word that means “dawn” or “morning”. It is not used in our language today, but you may be familiar with the Christian greeting card company that is named after it. The word is only mentioned twice in the Bible, once in the beginning and once near the birth of Christ, and only in the King James Version. Some of our words change meaning or become archaic over the years, so that is why it is necessary to have updated versions of the Bible with current meanings. You can see from the two translations below how the updated version makes it easier to read without losing the original meaning. King James Version: “Hast thou commanded the morning […]
“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” – Jesus  (John 8:12) “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” – Sermon on the Mount, Jesus (Matthew 5:14-16) The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; a light has dawned on those living in the land […]

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Sue McCusker is a writer, Bible teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life, hope, and faith she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study.