1 John 1:1
“That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands…”
I’m a person who’s quite doubtful at times. Sometimes, I read something in the Bible, and I think, “Yeah, Okay.”
But in my heart I think that it’s too good to be true.
That’s kinda what happened when I read this.
If you catch a glimpse of what John is saying here, it’s absolutely life-changing. I think most of you who are reading this believe that Jesus did become a Man, lived and died for us. But think about it.
He was heard. He was seen. And He was touched.
This is GOD we’re talking about. I tend to have this stereotype of God that He’s up in heaven, about 90 feet tall, on a gold throne with a stairway leading to it, glowing and sitting.
And that may be true, actually, because that’s kind of how the Scriptures describe it… however, Revelation would say it like this: That the dwelling of God will be among men.
And we catch a glimpse of this right now, as Christ Himself has said, “I will never leave you… I am with you always, even until the end of the age…“
See how Great of a Gospel this is! This is GOD Himself saying, “I am with you!”
See the intimacy, see how He LONGS for fellowship with His people; though He knows that we are but dust, He takes us and washes us clean with His Word, to present for Himself a wonderful bride without defect!
This is not a cold, religious fellowship… No, this is an intimate, romantic, beautiful fellowship.
Because this God was not content to stay in heaven and watch us die in our sins, no, He did whatever it took to rescue us– taking on human flesh, not proud and superior, but humble and lowly.
And He was heard, He was seen, and He reached out to touch and heal sinners like you and I.
This is why Jesus was called “Emmanuel”… because He was God who came to dwell with us. Longing for fellowship. Longing for intimacy. Longing to give Grace to needy, rebellious, doubtful people such as myself.
Hallelujah, what a Savior.