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 any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. John 1:1-4
One of the most powerful chapters in the Bible is John 1, perhaps the gospel of John is one of the most important books in the Bible, because it clearly reveals the deity of Jesus and his sovereignty over the universe. A couple things of interest here, first the Apostle John echos Genesis 1 with Christ. All things were made through Jesus, he was in the beginning of Creation
Notice it states Jesus was with God and Jesus is God, how? The mystery of the Triunity of God, Father Son and Holy Spirit. Many today still cant grasp the concept of John 1:1 , even to the point they add text for it to make sense. But the Holy Spirit is clear, Jesus is God!
And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. John 1:5-9
Jesus is The Light of The World, without Him its total darkness. Without Christ, there is no hope, there is no victory over death. Many often skip over the passages of John the Baptist, however he plays an important role in the gospel story
Why? Because he is a witness and testifies that Jesus is the Messiah, the Lamb of God who will take away the sins of the world. Jesus called John the Baptist “the greatest of all prophets” (Luke 7:28) Christ didnt proclaim himself, the prophets , The Father and the Holy Spirit all proclaimed that Jesus is the Christ
He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not.But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. John 1:10-14
Think about this, Jesus walked among us and the world didnt recognize him. Many rejected him, they even killed the Son of God. But many became Born Again, not reborn of flesh, but reborn of the Spirit. The Holy Spirit drew them to Christ and made them Sons of God
Imagine God became human and lived with us, yet the darkness of this world killed him. Even though we were still sinners, Jesus died for us, he brought us truth and grace, even when we didnt deserve it. The amazing grace of Christ given to us Amen!