When John the Apostle died toward the end of the First Century, he left behind him a team of highly literate disciples. By pooling their fondest memories of John’s themes, they composed a Gospel that is the finest, most intricate Bible book come down to us.
Nothing in the Scriptures or elsewhere, can approach this gospel’s first chapter’s account of the pre-existence of Jesus as the Word of God
Those disciples gave us a narrative in which Jesus, leading us to our promised land, echoes the narrative by which the Father led the Israelites to their Promised Land. Here too are the road marks of bread from heaven water from a rock, a cloud that leads us through the dark.