Begin Before the Beginning: John 1:1—Soul Contact
Before God created, what was He doing? This vital question exposes the vital quest in the human soul created in the image of God.
Before God created; He related.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God” (John 1:1).
In the Greek, this little preposition with signifies “before, in the presence of, face-to-face with.”
When my children were young, we played a game called “Eye Contact.” I would bellow, “Josh! Marie! Let’s play ‘Eye Contact!’” They’d race to me, shove their eye sockets into my eye sockets, press their eyeballs into my eyeballs, and we would make eye contact.
Father and Son (and Spirit) play an eternal game of “Eye Contact,” except they call it “Soul Contact.” The Trinity always enjoys the sheer delight of eternal, unbroken communion, connection, and community.
Their love teaches us how to love in spirit and in truth.