1:14-18 (The Message)
14 The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the
neighborhood. We saw the glory with our own eyes, the one-of-a-kind
glory, like Father, like Son, Generous inside and out, true from
start to finish.
15 John pointed
him out and called, “This is the One! The One I told you was
coming after me but in fact was ahead of me. He has always been
ahead of me, has always had the first word.”
16-18 We all live
off his generous abundance, gift after gift after gift. We got the
basics from Moses, and then this exuberant giving and receiving,
This endless knowing and understanding— all this came through
Jesus, the Messiah. No one has ever seen God, not so much as a glimpse.
This one-of-a-kind God-Expression, who exists at the very heart
of the Father, has made him plain as day.