Something to think about.
From the Beginning
1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. 1 John 1:1
John in such complete eloquence is able to encapsulate the embodiment of the promised Messiah of Israel and the world. He is talking about the Christ who was at the beginning of creation and then became man so that John and the disciples and many other could touch, feel and know Him as Jesus. He is testifying of the glorious majesty of God that came to man in the person of Jesus.