This verse is one of my favorite verses in the New Testament. I have yet to run across an English translation that can fully describe the depth of meaning that is found in this verse of Scripture. As we have noted before, it is not by accident that the apostle John began his Gospel with the phrase "in the beginning". However, even when we note this, we have only begun to scratch the surface of the true meaning of this verse.
The Greek word for "the Word", as used in this passage, is logos. This holds meaning in and of itself. The word logos is the same Greek word from which we derive our English word "logic". God thinks logically. God invented logic, after all.
By equating Jesus with the logos here, John has equated Jesus with the logical expression of what is in God's mind. When read about Jesus in the Bible, we are reading about an expression of God to mankind.
This leaves us with a question: What are we going to do with what we now know? We can choose to react to the life of Jesus by accepting Him. Or we can choose not to accept Him, and reject God by consequence. Everyone who knows Who Jesus is must do one of these two things. There is no compromise in this. The final question is this: Will you accept Him today, if you have not done so already?