"The Word"Stuart Jones Children count the weeks, days and hours in anxious anticipation of Christmas. If the truth be told, it’s not just children. The anticipation stays with most of us throughout life. Imagine waiting for the first Christmas--a wait that started before the world began. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1 (NIV) “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1 (NIV) Before creation, Jesus was with God and He was God. He was a part of everything created--the stars, the mountains, the oceans and you. That’s worth your consideration as you anxiously anticipate Christmas.