Giving undertones of John 1:1-3, this verse undergirds the historic Christian teaching that Jesus is coequal and coeternal with God the Father. He was not merely a great teacher, great healer, and prophet – He is God made flesh dwelling among us! Through the incarnation our holy God revealed Himself bodily to such people as the author and did so in a way that could be understood by all generations to follow. John was a witness to Jesus’ wisdom, holiness, humanity, miracles, love, and mercy during his ministry, watched him die from the foot of the cross, and after the Resurrection touched him, dined with him, and knew him to be the living God who had conquered death once and for all! John knew Jesus to be the giver of eternal life to all who would receive it.