The apostle John opens up his story of Jesus’ life by connecting Him to the creation story. The Word created all things good, but later the Word took on flesh (v. 14) to enter into this dark, sin-filled, chaotic world that life and light might shine in it once more.
Throughout His ministry, we see Jesus undoing the chaos and darkness left by sin. He heals diseases, opens the eyes of the blind, makes the lame walk, the deaf hear, and the dead come to life. He forgives adulterers, murderers, and thieves. Where sin left a dark void in the world, Jesus came with a thundering word: Let there be light!
But Jesus’ ministry went even deeper. He laid down His life in the darkness and chaos of death, taking upon Himself our sin so that we who had rejected the Word could have light and life again. Jesus allowed Himself to be de-created on the cross so that we could be re-created through His resurrection. Your life may be a picture of chaos, but if Jesus can create everything good out of nothing, He can surely re-create everything in you.
Where is the chaos in your life that you need Jesus to re-create?