A Word of love
In the beginning… That’s how John’s Gospel starts: ‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.’
In the beginning… That’s how the Bible starts in the Book of Genesis: ‘In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth…’
It’s not a coincidence. John meant to do it.
John wants us to see the strong connection between the first beginning, which is the creation of the world, and the new beginning that has come into being in Jesus Christ—the new creation in Christ. ‘If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation.’