We sometimes forget that the New Testament was written by the guys that hung out with Jesus. Their accounts were given and their encouragement shared because they were there and saw God on earth. It had to be amazing to walk with Jesus every day. To see the miracles, to hear the messages and to watch the sacrifice–left an indelible mark on the men he chose. John, his beloved disciple stood by him to the end and through the resurrection. He adopted Mary.
When we read this word, we are able to enjoy the first hand account of God’s love for us. We should be changed when we hide the news of his amazing life and grace in our hearts. He was the Lord God–He brought us life and light and a future. We should never doubt his impact on our lives and the lives of all who know him. We need to take hold of the amazing view we get of God through those that went before. Thanks Lord for showing us who you are!
God Bless You
We proclaim to you the one who existed from the beginning,[a] 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