I John 1:1. “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon and our hands have handled, of the Word of Life”.
John did not waste any time.
He wanted to talk about Jesus – the Word of Life. There is no greeting and no salutation. What he has to say is of unparalleled importance; he must get right to the point: God’s Son has come to the earth. God is not living off in outer space somewhere like so many people think and say; God has not forgotten the people of the earth. God is not unconcerned and disinterested in the world. The very opposite is true. God loves and cares for us and He has proven it in the most supreme way possible. God has sent His son into the world. This is the glorious testimony of John. God’s Son has come into the world and His name is Jesus Christ. Jesus is the Messiah, the Savior of the world.
Jesus Christ has always existed. This is what is meant by the words “that which was from the beginning”.
Jesus Christ was existing before the world was created. He was living and had always been living. He possessed life–the energy, the force, the power of life. He was the very being and essence of life, the very embodiment of life. Life was wrapped up in Him, for He was the very energy and force of life itself.
The point is clear:
from the beginning Jesus Christ was already there. He did not have a beginning. He was not created. He “was from the beginning with God”. Our Lord and Savior knows what the other world is all about, for He has come from there. Therefore, all that He told us is true. We can trust His word. “Jesus is the Word of Life”.
Jesus Christ proved who He is. How, by partaking of human flesh, by becoming a man and letting people hear, see, look upon, and handle Him.
John and the early believers heard the Son of God. The Son of God actually partook of flesh and blood and became a man and spoke to men. They heard Him teach and share the glorious news that God loves man, that man can be delivered from sin, and death and live forever with God. The twelve apostles and thousands of others not only heard about Him, they actually heard Him proclaim the words of life.
One of the great needs of man is a word from God a word that tells us the truth about God and about life, who we are, why we are here, and where we are going.
You can not have life without the Word of Life, Jesus.
Because He Is – I Am