What is so different about Jesus? Those who came before Him were servants of God. He is God’s ‘one and only Son’ (John 3:16). They preached God’s Word. He is God’s Word. Seeking to convince his readers that ‘Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God’, John begins and ends his Gospel in a way that leaves us in no doubt about the absolute uniqueness of Jesus. Describing Jesus as ‘the Word’, he begins his Gospel with the astonishing declaration - ‘the Word was God’. Toward the end of his Gospel, we have a similar declaration of Christ’s divinity - ‘My Lord and my God’ (20:31; 1:1; 20:28).