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I cannot overemphasize the importance of this message for this one reason: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1). Believe it or not, these 17 simple words comprise one of the landmark, foundational verses upon which our faith, and therefore our lives, rests.
Yet, when you just read them, I doubt that you heard bugles blaring nor angelic choirs singing. You probably saw no lightning flashing nor thunder pealing. My public reading of these words never elicits from anyone any audible ooohs or aaahs.
Maybe, just maybe, that’s because on the surface at least, these 17 words sound so foreign, so unlike the way we talk, so hard to relate to. “In the beginning was the Word”? As someone said to me just recently, “My mind has always just sort of glazed over that verse.” I can see why.
That being said, it would be impossible for me — impossible for me — to overstate the importance of this opening verse that introduces to us the Gospel According to John. Listen to this podcast, and you will quickly understand why.