Gospel Beginnings: John
December 21, 2012 • John 1
When a story has already been told many times, you wonder if there could ever be a new way to tell it. Haven’t we heard it all before? The evangelist John might have wondered this about the story of Jesus’ birth. He knew that Luke and Matthew had already filled in most of the details of what we celebrate at Christmas and so by the time John wrote his Gospel, was there a fresh way to tell the story? John decided there was—he’d do it by giving the story a cosmic backdrop! Quite a lot! The opening chapter of John's gospel reveals some of the deepest truths about Jesus Christ and creates the foundation for beliefs at the root of our Christian faith.