Wednesday, April 1, 2015


Journey through the Gospel of John from A to Z with rookie bloggers who are seeking to honor their good friend, Tina.

Our journey through the Book of John begins with the Prologue. The first 18 verses of Chapter 1 are among the most beautiful in the Bible.  I like to think of this section as an overture to John's gospel.  Just as an orchestra might preview major themes that will be developed later in a musical work,  John hits his main themes—primary among them: that Jesus is Divine:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was with God in the beginning.  Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made....The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.  (Jn. 1:1-3, 14)

These verses serve as a great announcement, a grand fanfare that ushers a King into our midst—they are meant to get our attention.

John proceeds to introduce other key motifs:  Jesus is the life and light of men.  Witnesses of His glory testify to Him so that others might come to faith and become children of God.  All He is and does is characterized by grace and truth.

The beauty of the King that is announced surpasses that of any earthly king bedecked in gems and finery.  John's description is meant to stir our hearts to hearken to the presence of the Christ, the One who exhibits grace and truth—the very nature of God.  Have you come into His light?


  1. I've always loved and pondered John's Prologue, but never thought of it an an overture. What a great image!
    --JEN Garrett #1519

  2. I like your description of the verses as a FANFARE. Very nice.

    Dena #1432