There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light. The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.
He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him. He came to what was his own, and his own people did not accept him. But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God, who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of God.
And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth. (John testified to him and cried out, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me ranks ahead of me because he was before me.'”) From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. The law indeed was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God. It is God the only Son, who is close to the Father’s heart, who has made him known. John 1:1-18
From the very beginning the Word was love
love incarnate, love in creation, love beyond measure
the Creator's abiding love for the earth and us all
despite our resistance from the very beginning.
They say that love makes the world go round
love borned the world and fed her as well
we have shamed and abused her body so
and yet the word from the beginning is love.
The song says the what the world needs now is love
yet from the beginning love was there among us
breathing life and healing into the broken streams
seeding new life where there was only barren ground.
The love which put on flesh and touched the broken
abides with us still as from the beginning of our circle
we are invited to a round dance circling the globe
circling time, and our brokenness with new life in love.