Jesus – The Word and The Creator
In the beginning the Word already existed.John 1:1-4
The Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
2 He existed in the beginning with God.
3 God created everything through him,
and nothing was created except through him.
4 The Word gave life to everything that was created,
and his life brought light to everyone.
John was born and sent by God to be the one who prepared the way for “the Lord”, the Messiah to come, (Luke 1:1-25 and 67-80). While Jesus was not yet with John, we find John introducing Him in the very first verse of John’s Gospel. He doesn’t introduce Him as a baby in a manger or a name at the end of a long line of genealogy – but he boldly proclaims Him as “the Word” … as One being with God in the very beginning – we’re talking Genesis 1:1 beginning – before creation was spoken into being beginning. John not only says that Jesus was with God in the beginning but he introduces Him … as being God and as being used by God in the creation of everything – “Nothing was created except through Him.” The other word John uses to describe Jesus is life – “life that brought light to everyone”. The importance of that last statement, “brought light to everyone”, is made clear in verse 5 where we are told that His light shines in the “darkness” but the darkness does not overcome it. Jesus will explain this part of Himself later in John 8. For now just let John’s description settle over you for a moment – Jesus, the very word of God … with God in the beginning … God Himself … Life and Light. The One, who though He was God, came and took on flesh to offer us the hope of eternal security wasn’t dreamed up when all else failed – He was there in the beginning.