Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.
John 1:3 (NIV)
So you’ve created an original work – a song, a book, a painting, a map, a play, a video or any other dramatic, musical, artistic or literary work (including computer programs). Whether you are a songwriter, an author, a musician or someone delivering a performance such as a play or audio-visual show, in Canada you automatically hold the copyright on your work. However, if you get a certificate of registration, you have evidence that there is a copyright and that you are the registered owner.
I often wonder if anyone who was with Jesus while He was on earth actually recognized who He was. They saw Him as a great teacher – no one they had ever met taught with such authority – or as a prophet perhaps. Some eventually recognized Him as the promised Messiah. Peter finally testified at Caesarea Philippi that Jesus is the Son of the Living God. They did worship Him, acknowledging Him as God – to worship anyone or anything that isn’t God is blasphemy in Judaism. But I wonder when they started to recognize that the Creator of the entire universe had been among them. We know that they finally did figure it out. John the beloved disciple wrote this in John 1:3: “Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.” Jesus is your Creator. He is one who spoke us and everything else in our universe, into being. He is the all-powerful God, who deserves all of our honour, praise and worship. Sometimes I think we forget this. The Bible teaches that He is our Saviour, our friend. While this intimacy is true, and such a blessing, let’s never forget who He is in all His splendour as well.
These have been words from the heart.