John 1:1-5
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.


This word came to mind as I reflected on the prior year, recent devotional life, and conversations with friends. Jesus was and is, unprecedented. No one was, is, or ever will be like Him, though we are called to emulate Him. A humble virgin birth amidst more chaos than most living today have ever experienced; a jealous earthy king kills every infant in the land in an attempt to kill the Messiah; the first to know of the birth of the Messiah are lowly shepherds. Jesus comes of age and lives perfectly; doesn’t mince words; resists temptation; miraculously heals the sick and in real time forgives those who seek to kill him and have spent their earthly life steeped in criminal activity. Jesus was obedient, even unto His own death so that we can experience life with Him, in eternity. Surely, He was the Son of God. He lived then and He lives now. Hallelujah!

Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Thank you for full access to your life and love. Through you, and by your grace, help us to work every moment to live a life that like yours, was and is, unprecedented. Amen.

Karl Wolfswinkle

1 Comment

Susan Van Deusen - December 16th, 2020 at 4:45pm

The word “unprecedented” is often used to describe the pandemic of 2020. But you just gave perspective on who is truly unprecedented. Thank you.