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.
Written by Sven Bessesen