The Word of Life
1 We write to you about the Word of life, which has existed from the very beginning. We have heard it, and we have seen it with our eyes; yes, we have seen it, and our hands have touched it. 2 When this life became visible, we saw it; so we speak of it and tell you about the eternal life which was with the Father and was made known to us. 3What we have seen and heard we announce to you also, so that you will join with us in the fellowship that we have with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.
Reflection: Yesterday we saw that we can’t fully know God because he is far greater and vastly different to us. But God does make himself known to us in a way that we have the capacity to understand. We won’t know all there is to know about God but we can know what he chooses to reveal to us. (Is 65:1). God made himself known by appearing in Jesus. John was an eyewitness to Jesus – he heard, saw and touched him. Through the testimony of John and other eyewitnesses, we too can know God and have fellowship with him.
Question: Do you care about knowing God? Why/ Why not?
Prayer: Lord, thank you for revealing yourself throughout history in a way we can comprehend. Thank you for sending Jesus to the world that we might know you. Stir my desires to know you – that I would not be content but seek to explore the riches of who you are. Amen.
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