Welcome to Terrific Thursday!
This week has been an abnormal week for me. Sometimes it feels nice to mix things up though.
Along with my week, I have been debating on which word to use for the letter L.
Click here to catch up with the first two posts if you are confused.
When you have two choices and both are good, how do you choose?
Dr. Pepper or Mountain Dew?
Swiss or Cheddar?
How do you choose?!?!
So, in light of this minor dilemna, I will not choose one or the other.
Both words will win!
H – Holy Spirit
E – Ekklesia
L – Logos or Library
In John 1, we see this word Logos. Not english Logos but greek Logos. Both ekklesia and logos are greek words.
Logos is simply defined as a word (as embodying an idea), a statement, a speech.
But we can take it a step further.
A word, being the expression of a thought; is preeminently used of Christ, expressing the thoughts of the Father through the Spirit.
This definition comes from here.
And now let’s connect this to the idea of God helping us.
God gives a word about Jesus, which is the expression of His thoughts, thus aiding us in our walk.
God uses Logos to reveal to us what He is thinking! The God of the Universe, Creator of all things is giving us a glimpse of His thought process. Wow!
The other word is Library. Right away, this seems to be no nearly as exciting as Logos but hang on. Let me show you something.
There are over 170 million items in the Library of Congress. Here is the website.
It is the largest library in the world.
With that in mind, let’s look at one more verse from John.
John 21:25 says, “Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.” NIV
Understanding the magnitude of this means that Jesus is now the largest library in the world!
We could never exhaust the resource of Jesus.
So whether you prefer Logos or Library, it does not matter.
Both bring us to Jesus and He is the ultimate resource.
If you need help today, call on the name of Jesus. There, you will be satisfied.
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