John 1:1-7 MSG

1 The Word was first, the Word present to God, God present to the Word. The Word was God,
2 in readiness for God from day one.
3 Everything was created through him; nothing - not one thing! - came into being without him.
4 What came into existence was Life, and the Life was Light to live by.
5 The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness; the darkness couldn't put it out.
6 There once was a man, his name John, sent by God
7 to point out the way to the Life-Light. He came to show everyone where to look, who to believe in.