We express ourselves in words. That is how we reveal ourselves to others. So, the Word of God is the very expression of God. Jesus is how God expresses and reveals Himself. God being perfect, His Word cannot be anything but a perfect expression of Himself. The perfect expression of God is Jesus dying for love of us on the cross.
An expression of ourselves is indeed a piece of us. It is an aspect of us that reveals ourselves to others. Sure, sometimes we may express ourselves in untrue ways, but even these reveal us in our brokenness. How we express ourselves is so intricately woven into who we are that the expression of ourselves cannot be separated from us, much like God and the Word of God.
Jesus is called “the firstborn of all creation.” – [Colossians 1:15] For nothing can come about until God expresses Himself. Jesus, however, has no beginning, since God has no beginning. We think about things in a timeline, but time is a dimension and God is outside of all dimensions having created them. It is a mystery that is hard for us to understand, since we have been inside of time ever since our conception into existence within our mother’s womb.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” – [John 1:1]