We’re almost ready to move on from the prologue. (I promise.) But before we leave it behind, I want to give it one last look. We’ve spent five days dissecting its poetry and theology, which can leave it a bit like a dead lab specimen in pieces all over the workbench. So I’d like to offer this paraphrase as a way of putting the bits back together and sewing it up, hopefully with a bit more understanding of what’s going on inside.
Read it slowly, then spend some time thanking God for sending Jesus to become one of us, so that we might know God and experience his eternal favour. After all, that’s the whole point of John’s prologue – and his Gospel.