Before the world was created, Jesus already existed (23). He was with God, and he was the same as God. Jesus has always been with God. God made all things through Jesus. Nothing, nothing in all creation, was made without him.
Some people, who don’t want to know God, favor other notions of how life began. But consider the intricate & amazing beauty of creation. This life didn’t happen by chance; we didn’t just get lucky!
Jesus is the source of all life, and his life brings light to all people. His light still shines into any darkness, and no darkness has ever put it out.
About 2,000 years ago, God did send another messenger, a man named John the Baptizer, who came to tell people about the light — so that people would hear about Jesus and believe in him. John the Baptizer was not the light; he came to tell about the real light that Jesus was bringing into the world.
Then, at about the same time, Jesus himself came, physically & miraculously, into the world.
But even though God made the world through Jesus, people in the world didn’t recognize him. When Jesus came back as an adult to the place where he had grown up, even the people there didn’t recognize him.
Creating God, please help me to love seeing You in Jesus.
(23) John 1:1-11