“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 nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.” (John 1:1–5 NKJV)
Before time began as we know and understand it, Christ was already in existence with God. What that means is that we have a pre-existent Savior, but equally important He is the word (logos), the living word of God. There is a lot of discussion within the religious community as too the authenticity of scripture and the Biblical narrative especially from the Genesis account and on! Can we really trust the Bible as the authentic revelation of a holy God? John seems to understand several important facts that relate to Christ, God, man and the word of God.
First, Christ was with the Father before this world ever existed. The implication is that God the Father, Jesus Christ the son and the Holy Spirit have an eternal existence that is outside of our understanding of time and space. This becomes the very foundation for our understanding of a omniscience, omnipresent and omnipotent God Head (Trinity).
Second, let's put the creation argument to rest by simply believing that the God that has been described has not only the ability, but the authority to speak all things into existence. Is this a matter of faith on our part? Without reservation I would say yes! Remember that faith is, “.......is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1 NKJV)
Thirdly, and this is the basis for believing and understanding the first two points, "In Him was life, and the life was the light of men." If God is capable of creating all things, then it would stand to reason that He is capable of bringing us out of the darkness of sin into the glorious and gracious light of forgiveness.
As we look forward to a New Year, my prayer is that many would come out of the darkness into the saving light of the glory, forgiveness, grace, love and salvation that only Christ can give to a lost and dying world.