In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
He was with God in the beginning.
All things were created through Him,
and apart from Him not one thing was created
that has been created.
Life was in Him,
and that life was the light of men.
That light shines in the darkness,
yet the darkness did not overcome it.
-John 1:1 – 5 (HCSB)
I was reading the first chapter of John yesterday and was brought to a stop upon reading these first few verses. Almost as if to see Christ in a new light, in a way had never recognized before. It makes sense that one would see Christ in a new light while reading John considering this Gospel account was written to Christians who lost sight of the true Christ, Lord of all.
This is Christ in eternity past and essentially His nature while on this earth and until forever. He was with the Father at the creation of the world, in fact the creation of the world and all things therein was done through Him. Through Christ, God the Father decided to extend their triune community that would express what the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit shared together before time.
This is nothing more than a glimpse. As I’ve said in a recent post, Christ’s riches are too vast and far too deep to ever fully comprehend while on this earth. Yet this glimpse that John gives us at the beginning of his Gospel speaks volumes concerning the Eternal purpose of God.