The same was in the beginning with God.
All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made.
In Him was life; and the life was the light of men.
Today’s passage starts by confirming that Jesus was there with God in the beginning. They are two separate entities, but One at the same time. God the Father is God the Son. God the Son is God the Father.
Verse 3: All things were made by Him. God has always existed. He never had a beginning or an ending. and He will never end. He was and is the Creator, and Jesus Christ was there, as well. Jesus is God; God is Jesus.
So, if all things were made by Him, are we saying that God created televisions? Radio? Automobiles? Computers? Telephones?
He created every substance out of which these inventions were formed. He created humankind with the ability to take what God created and combine one thing with another to invent wonderful new things. But every substance necessary for such inventions was there, at Creation, with God. Without Him, nothing could be invented.
In Him was Life: The Word is the source of all life; not just biological, but of the very principle of life. The ancient Greek word translated life is zoe, which means “the life principle,” not bios, which is mere biological life.
That life is the Light of men: The Word does not just contain life and light: He is life and light. He is the Light of the World.