(Jesus) appeared common and ordinary. But ordinary He was not. He lived before His incarnation, before heaven and earth, before plants, animals and mankind. He is curator of all things, the Second person of the Trinity, the eternal Son of God. Jesus is after Adam but Adam's maker, after David but David's Lord, after Mary but Mary's Savior, after John but John's predecessor. He is before all things and will remain after all things pass away.
Gere Pool, "Portals of Prayer," Jan-March 2014, 2/11/14