November 11, 2019 – John 17:2-4

Since you have given Him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom You have given Him. And this is eternal life, that they know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. I glorified You on earth, having accomplished the work that You gave me to do. John 17:2-4.

It is through God the Father that Jesus Christ the Son came to earth so we might know the Father God and His Great Love.  His love is so great, so steadfast, not even the universe can contain it.  

Eternal-ness is knowing God, the Father, through Jesus Christ. We desire abundance of life, we struggle to stay alive on earth, and yet, knowing God through the teachings of Jesus gives us all we need to find the way.  We search for someone we can trust to tell us the truth, we search for life, and the way to a sureness of living.  We have all of this through God’s Son, Jesus.

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.  John 14:6.  

God raised Jesus to life on the third day.  Jesus appeared to many people for a time, and then before the disciples,  He ascended to Heaven.  The two men gave a promise, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw Him go into heaven.” Acts 1:11.

“O righteous Father, even though the world does not know You, I know You, and these know that You have sent me. I made known to them Your Name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which You have loved me may be in them, and I in them.” John 17:25-26.