John 1:1-3 (Legacy Standard Bible)
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.
For Christ-followers, it’s awe-inspiring to contemplate God and all of His attributes. Our triune God, Yahweh, is beyond complete comprehension, but He has revealed His disposition through the Second Person of the Trinity. God and Jesus are One.
Not only is Jesus pre-existing and eternal, but He possesses all of the attributes of God. Jesus identified His deity on a number of occasions. He proclaimed to the Jews that He was Yahweh (God is and wills it to be). In John 8:58, Christ stated, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.” The expression “I am” is connected to Exodus 3:14 when God identified Himself to Moses.
Jesus was there at creation when He mediated its formation, He was there speaking to…