Wednesday 28 September 2022

1 John 1:1-4

1 We proclaim to you the one who existed from the beginning, whom we have heard and seen. We saw him with our own eyes and touched him with our own hands. He is the Word of life. 2 This one who is life itself was revealed to us, and we have seen him. And now we testify and proclaim to you that he is the one who is eternal life. He was with the Father, and then he was revealed to us. 3 We proclaim to you what we ourselves have actually seen and heard so that you may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. 4 We are writing these things so that you may fully share our joy.

John was a vivid witness who saw, touched, and heard Jesus. He passed on his account for us to joyously believe in the one who is the Word of Life. John proclaims this so we may have fellowship with our Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus- reminding us that the joy of heaven will dwarf the suffering of now.

I am reminded that in this world where people are consumed by ceaseless entertainment and selfish desires, God showed us the opposite by humbling Himself to a human being. A human who died on a cross, giving His life, so that all who believe may have eternal life in Him.

Jesus, You were there at the beginning and will be there at the end. You gave yourself as the perfect sacrifice; so that all who believe in You may come to know You. Help us to face each day knowing You are our strength and comfort. Thank You for Your everlasting, unconditional love. In Your precious names, Jesus.
Amen

Written by Sven Bessesen

2 replies
  1. Richard says:

    Thanks Sven

    John begins with “We proclaim to you the one who existed from the beginning”. John is making the point that Jesus is eternal in this passage because he not only begins in this manner but continues with statements about Jesus being life itself and being eternal life.

    John also reminds us that he had the privilege of listening to, touching and seeing Jesus.

    There are times o simply wish I had been around at Jesus day.

    John gives us purpose to what he has written, that we would share their joy.

    Jesus being eternal has massive implications. God is referred to as eternal so these are big statements equating Jesus with God, which remained a radical idea at the time. To have touched and listened to the eternal is huge as well and reminds me that what Jesus said carries great weight.

    Father may I never discount Your Word for You are eternal and so is it.

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