"IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being." John 1:1-3
Jehovah, ever-existent God, today I am grateful for Jesus, the Word of God come to the world in a human body so we could behold YOU. Thank you, Jesus, that You designed all that exists - that your crucifixion, death and resurrection wasn't an accident or an event planned by angry jealous men.
From the beginning you knew man would sin and need a savior. From the beginning you knew You would pay the price. You, Yourself, would shed the innocent blood required to pay the sin debt for whosoever would believe in You. From the beginning you knew what you would have to do to present us blameless before the Father. There can be no greater sacrifice.
"Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy, to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen." Jude 23-24