There is an eternal song that has been sung since before the foundation of the earth. This song is the sound that all creation sings and moves to. When John opens his gospel, he doesn’t give human lineage for Jesus or share a birth story, but rather he goes back to something much more formative and groundbreaking. John goes back to the “beginning” where he says:
The Word was first, the Word present to God, God present to the Word. The Word was God, in readiness for God from day one. Everything was created through him; nothing—not one thing! came into being without him. What came into existence was Life, and the Life was Light to live by. The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness; the darkness couldn’t put it out (John 1:1-5 MSG).
John is communicating the very nature of a God that steps into His creation in the person of Christ and invites the created into a relationship shared between Father, Son, and Spirit before there was anything created.
The song of their relationship is one that each of us knows, and we each have been the beneficiaries of this song being sung daily over our lives. The sound moves us in every aspect of our lives, and the harmonies resonate in the deepest parts of who we are created to be.
When we, as the created, reciprocate and sing this song with our lives, it finds expression in Agape as demonstrated by the person of Christ. This Agape song makes way and is the foundation for us to be one as Father, Son, and Spirit are one. (John 17:21) This song includes “all things” and singing it does not spare us from life’s difficulties but requires that we embrace these circumstances in order to mature in Christ-likeness.
When we create, live, sing, and Agape from this eternal song, we participate in our original purpose and reflect the image and likeness of God Himself. As we mature in this song, those around us hear, see, and taste Kingdom light and life. Just as “Jesus kept increasing in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men” (Luke 2:52), may we also make this same journey each day and sing the song of Agape.