In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1:1, NIV 1984).
My Musings – Beginning, the point at which something starts. Was, the past tense of be. Be, to exist or live. In other words, before anything else had its start, the Word (Christ) already was. Before time, space, and matter began, He already was. He is not bound by, but rather exists outside of all of these. “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” (Revelation 1:8, NIV 1984). We think in terms of past, present and future. The Godhead are all of these, yet all of these are inadequate to capture the essence of their being.
My Advice – As we “begin” a new year, it should comfort us to know, that the Word already was there. He was before us, goes before us, and yet remains with us. Do not go into the New Year without the Word firmly planted in your life.