Any civilized language which exists as high language for hundreds of generations, suffers presently sort of a decay. Listening to teenage slang or youth language - but also to the language used in certain primitive papers, makes you sick. Even in many forums “conversation” seems like barking one’s idea, instead of thoughtful exchange of insights. In our time of SMS with just five word uttering, language as such suffers.
But it’s the word that makes the difference between God-created humans or just simple beings - driven by spontaneous friendly or unfriendly barks, kind or unkind words in SMS-manner. Our Word ravages or raises our soal. It hurts or heals, demolishes or uplifts our next. Others might forget it; we though - even are our word ourselves, and it’s suitable to make us just „a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal" instead of what God intended us to be, by giving us THE WORD no other creation owns: Our word was originally God’s breath of life to make us related with God. A relationship which St. John expressed in John 1,1: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was fully God. The Word was with God in the beginning.
But how extremely much synthesizing either the loving constructive word is; or how devastating a loveless with neither empathy nor sympathy spoken or written word is, and how much our word makes us to either humans in God’s likeness, or to just noisy beings, we all know without thinking twice about it.
1Cor 13:1 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but I do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
Well, John was the closest to Christ, the one God had given the absolute comprehension and insight as to who Jesus Christ really was.
Such it was St. John, to whom later the to us still somehow veiled Revelation was „revealed“ - and sure John was the only one who fully understood again, but was ordered to pass on as he was told, as it’s not given to all to understand (the reason why Jesus often spoke in metaphors) - John, who realized the fathomless depth of his sentence: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God”.
Here of course „the beginning“ is the beginning of creation - not of God. I usually avoid John 1,2 for many are unable to imagine „no beginning“, as all we relate to, started and begun to be at some time. Even heavens and Angels did. But God has no cause, no beginning. We don’t have any category to fit God into.
Such John said: In creation’s beginning, the word was first, as the thought or spoken word is and means creating out of nothing, which God only can.
God of course always was; even at a timeless „time“ so far back we can’t even imagine.
But let’s avoid such „thoughts“ for else our imaginations get knotted and tangled up for good.
Jesus Himself said repeatedly: You won’t understand now, but you will…. among others in John 13.7
Hence let’s not worry, but trust - which is the foundation of belief. All disbelievers, gnostics and atheists relate God with secular thoughts; things we can experience with things God and God’s creation let us have and own, disregarding it’s origine. Just like if we’d say, when having a wonderful clear river right in front of our garden: „Fountainhead? What Fountainhead? I don’t need no Fountainhead! I got that wonderful river here“.