In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made. John 1:1-3
John, the beloved disciple of Christ, knew something so astounding about Jesus’ origins that it would challenge the world’s understanding of who Jesus is. Because of His intimate knowledge of Him, John dared to reveal that Jesus’ existence before His incarnation reached into eternity past. Not only did His existence pre-date time as we know it, but He co-existed with God, the Father. This means that Jesus was a distinct person alongside God. If this was not enough for mortal minds to grasp, John also blasted any and all pre-conceived notions when he unveiled Jesus’ divinity. The Word was God! Although He was distinct in personhood, in essence, He was God. With this revelation, Jesus’ ceases to be just a teacher, priest, prophet, or king. He is God Himself! What a grand beginning for the universe, for the gospel John wrote, and for our understanding of who Jesus is. John introduced Him to us as the Word of God. God’s voice could be heard in the beginning when He created the heavens and the earth with the Word, when He said “Let there be…” It was the Word of God that created all things that exist. God’s Word has creative power. In John’s heart and mind, there is no mistaking Jesus’ identity. Jesus is the beginning of all things. Embrace this life-transforming Word and bury it in your heart. After all, it is from the heart that life springs eternal.