All things were made by him

John 1:30 says, “All things were made by him [Jesus]; and without him was not any thing made that was made.”

Made is used three times in this verse and all three times it is a translation from the Greek word ginomai, according to the Linked Word Project.

Definition of ginomai

  1. to become, i.e. to come into existence, begin to be, receive being
  2. to become, i.e. to come to pass, happen
    of events
  3. to arise, appear in history, come upon the stage
    of men appearing in public
  4. to be made, finished
    of miracles, to be performed, wrought
  5. to become, be made

Is there anything that exists today that was not made by Jesus?

Cirque Du Soleil Midnight Sun


I just watched Midnight Sun on DVD. Here is some of what I saw:

An acrobat hanging by his hands from a bar suspending high above the stage. • A man performing with a German Wheel. • A woman performing in a transparent plastic box just barely big enough to turn around in. • Acrobats who flung themselves at a transparent plastic wall. • Tai chi performers. • An opera singer. • Chinese Dragon dancers. • Capoeira performers. • A tree made of balloons that seemed to be lit from within. • African singers and choir. • An accordian player and bagpipers. • Some sort of stringed instrument with about 20 strings that were plucked like a guitar. • Singer/cellist. • Stilt walkers. • Aerial silk performer. • A Wheel of Death performer wearing a suit and tie. • A man and woman strength acrobatic performance. • Fire stick dancers. Fire poi. Fire whips. Fire eating. Fire juggling. • A man who wrote notes on large pieces of paper. He tied the notes to balloons and released them over the heads of the crowd. • A performer on a huge see-saw that was balanced so she seemed weightless. She was strapped in at the waist and her end of the mechanism was fee to rotate along two axes while the whole see saw rotated and tilted. It was not motorized, but was propelled by the efforts of the woman and her fellow performers. • A man who put on many, many layers of clothes so when he was done he looked about three times as big as when he started.