In a couple of weeks’ time, a small group of us are getting together in order to look at developing a new church logo. The idea is that we will come up with a simple concept that perfectly represents the values and vision of the church. Yes you are right. It’s an impossible task!
However, just considering the process leads me to reflect on two wonderful verses from the New Testament. In John Chapter 1 the Apostle writes these wonderful words, ‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God’ (John 1:1). Given that in verse 14 we read that ‘the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us’, there is no doubt concerning the identity of Word! Secondly, in Colossians 1:15, Paul describes Jesus as ‘the image of the invisible God’.
What I find interesting is that the Greek word that John uses for Word is logos, from which we derive the word logo. And, the word used for image, eikon, is the word from which we derive the word icon. Yet, what is wonderful is that Jesus doesn’t simply point us to God or somehow represent him, but, perfectly, wonderfully and gloriously reveals him to us. Which is why of course, Jesus said; ‘if you have seen me you have seen the Father’ (John 14:9). I encourage you then this week to marvel at ‘the glory of God in the face of Christ’ (2 Corinthians 4:6)
Yours and thankfully HIS!