Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)
And later on:
He went on to say, “This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has enabled them.” (John 6:65)
Coming to Jesus doesn’t mean that we know God. But knowing Jesus means knowing God.
The Father enabled us to come to Jesus so that we know Him and His Son, Jesus.
But what’s so important about knowing the Father and his Son?
“Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.” (John 17:3)
This is eternal life. Knowing God and Jesus Christ is eternal life: eternal hope, eternal joy, eternal love, eternal peace. That’s eternal life.
Worldly hope, worldly joy, worldly love, worldly peace. That’s the wordly life. Shaky. Always being disappointed. Never at rest. Always want more. Never satisfied. Always struggling to breathe like a dead body.
Waking up in the morning, I try to breathe through this world. I then find it to be hopeless, joyless, restless, lifeless, careless. By grace, I am reminded of my hope in Christ, my joy in Christ, my rest in Christ, my care by Christ, then I am comforted. Only, then I am comforted.
The more I remember Christ, the more I remember that this wordly life is vanity after vanity.
Knowing Christ and His Father alone is eternal life. My body may be submerged in a worldly ocean, yet my head is above water. Because of such, I can breathe. Jesus is my head. Jesus is my head. Life is in the head. Jesus is my head. Jesus is my life by whom I can breathe, rejoice, love, and rest. Amen.
Lord, you’re a good, good Father, and I am loved by you. Thank you, Lord. Thank you.