One and Only
What do you think of when you hear these words, “one and only”? Usually it is something unique. Something we have set our hearts upon, and it is the one and only thing we can think about. Perhaps it is a place for us – the one and only place where we feel contented or whole.
For some it conjures romantic images. Books and movies push this all the time as our ultimate destiny. A One and Only Love.
But how long do these things satisfy our souls?
One and Only – “In the Beginning”
In the beginning, there was the Word.
Jesus, the Word made flesh, the One and Only always God, came to earth. He became one of us in order to redeem us back to God.
He came to give us a fresh start.
Who doesn’t need a do over?
And to think, He made that provision for us at the very beginning of the world that He made. Our need for redemption was never an afterthought, or a fix-it situation. He loved us in the beginning.
One and Only Hope in Glory
We dream of glory. We admire glorious sunrises and exult in the miracle of a new day as the rays shoot up over the shadowed mountains to lighten a dark sky. We can barely tear our eyes away from the beauty of a sunset with its gilded clouds responding to the golden orb that disappears off the edge of the earth with a blaze of reds, pinks, then indigo and deep violet.
Yet, God’s Word speaks to us, in the book of Colossians, that we find our one and only hope of glory in Jesus residing inside us. Who can fathom the beauty of this? More, even, than the glorious wonders we see in the sky.
One and Only Love
Have you ever considered that Jesus may consider you His one and only love? Yes, as God, He can love each one of us that way. How marvelous.
What better way to start a new year than to reflect about our true One and Only Love?
“The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John1:14 NIV).