In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
John 1:1-5 (ESV)
This is one of my favourite passages of scripture. It’s one I’ve read over and over again, but it was only several years ago that something clicked. It sounded awfully familiar.
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
Genesis 1:1-3 (ESV)
We know that the Word John is speaking of is Jesus. Jesus was there in the beginning. We tend to only think of Jesus as appearing in the first few chapters of the New Testament, but he was there all along. Jesus was there at creation. He was the Word. When God spoke, He spoke Jesus. When the Word went out, Jesus went out. When the light came, Jesus came.
Jesus is the light and darkness cannot overcome it.
There is no way that I can even begin to explain all that these verses hold. Read them for yourself. Then read them again. See for yourself the magnitude of the revelation John states in the first five verses of his book.
Daily Bible reading: 1 Kings 14-15; John 1:1-28