Creation and Re-Creation by the Word
John paints Christ and the heavenly Father with such a glorious brush that he conveys the sense of the world’s darkness. It is as though he has been given a vision of the light that makes his sense of our darkness acute.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1)
The opening words of John’s Gospel take us back to the opening words of Moses’ gospel—the Pentateuch, the opening words of the Bible. They introduce us to the divine Word who was present at the Creation, who was active in the Creation, and they firmly root the good news of Jesus Christ in the creation of the cosmos. Indeed, the world, the cosmos, is at the very center of John 1:1, and the story of redemption that John ...