|Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.|
|All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.|
John's Gospel is neatly divided into three sections: the Introduction (1:1-1:18), the Body (1:19-20:29), and the Conclusion (20:30-21:25). So far in his Introduction, John has discussed Jesus' relationship to God the Father, as well as Jesus' Divinity and eternality.
In verse 3, the Apostle begins to discuss Jesus' creativity - all things were made through Him and nothing was made without Him. As God, Jesus was involved in every aspect of creation.
The Greek word for "made" is ginomai, from which we get the English word "genesis." It means to "to come into being, to happen, to become." God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit brought everything into being out of nothing.
Everything in the universe, from the stars to the planets to the trees to the animals, was originally spoken into being by God. And Jesus Christ, before He entered time and became a man, was alongside His Father in this act of creation.
Jeremy Cagle, Pastor
Middletown Bible Church, Middletown, IL www.justthesimpletruth.com