John 1:3 – Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.
Here we come to our third verse, a bit longer than yesterday’s(come on, that was only seven words). Let’s just think about it clause by clause.
Through him all things were made. This means he is the cause and the source of all things. This reminded me of Colossians 1:16: For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.
That includes you and I. We were made through him and for him. He is the source.
Now, without him nothing was made that was made.
This second phrase expounds on the previous. Everything was made through him.
I like how NLT puts this second part: nothing was created excepted through him. So only through him were things created. Way back before you were born, God planned to make you for a purpose. And that purpose is to glorify Him and tell others about His great love we saw yesterday.