3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.- John 1:3-4 (NIV)
14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. – John 1:14 (NIV)
John spells it out from the beginning of His written account about Jesus Christ. He recorded about the advent of Jesus Christ and asserted as well as affirmed Jesus’ deity as the Lamb of God and oneness with God the Father. When we look at the Gospel of John, let us not forget that the other biblical accounts within the Gospels share about Jesus to different audiences. Matthew had written an account to the Jews to prove that the Messiah had come through Jesus Christ who was born in the city of David, Bethlehem, and was born of the lineage of David. Mark had written an account that followed the footsteps of Jesus in action, sharing His mighty works as the servant-leader and suffering Savior. Luke offered a detailed account of Jesus Christ’s life, providing evidence that proved that Jesus was the Anointed One, the Christ, the Expected One. When you come to John and his account of Jesus, he offers other evidence outside of the synoptic gospels that tell us about Jesus.
John’s perspective is extremely personal. He was one of the first disciples called by Jesus as told in all of the Gospels. He was in the inner circle of Jesus with his brother James and Simon Peter. In his own words, John considered himself “the disciple whom the Lord loved.” In John 21, John is the lone disciple who recognizes Jesus from afar. Even at the Lord’s crucifixion, only John was present to accept Mary as his “mother.” That reveals part of who John was and how he offers the Bible reader such a different perspective on who Jesus is.