These are familiar opening words “In the Beginning. . .,” but there is a sudden twist “. . . was the word.” John whipsaws our attention between the pages of Genesis and the present moment in the world’s history. God had created the world through the Word, and now through that same Word he is enacting a new creation. The Word is God, the Word is the Son, the Word is the Light, and the Word is the Christ. the Word is Jesus, who became flesh and dwelt among us. If we will know Him, Receive Him, and believe in Him, we will become children of God.