what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ.1 John 1:3(NASB)
The apostle John earnestly desired to tell all that he knew and all he had experienced and witnessed of the glory and grace of the Lord Jesus Christ. John had spent over three years walking and talking with the Lord and learning from Him. He had been with Jesus constantly, ever since that decisive day on the shores of Lake Galilee when Christ called out to John to "Follow Me."
John was eager to share all that he had learned from the beginning concerning the Word of God made flesh. John was anxious to bear witness of Christ's life and to declare the good news of the glorious gospel of grace and the joys of eternal Life (Which was with the Father and Which was made manifest in the Person and work of Christ Jesus our Saviour).
And with an excitement that only increased with the passage of time, John took up his quill-pen and started to proclaim all that the disciples had seen and heard. He wrote this so that we too may join in the fellowship of the saints, in-Christ, and enjoy sweet communion with our Heavenly Father and fellowship with the Lord Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son.
Love, forgiveness, and fellowship is what the world seeks most, and yet true love, true forgiveness, and true fellowship is only found in our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. For God in His grace took upon Himself the form of a servant and was born into the human race so that at the appointed time He could walk to the Cross in our place, and take upon Himself the accumulated weight of man's sin. Jesus alone opened up the way for unconditional love, true forgiveness, and beautiful fellowship with the Father, through time and into eternity.
And this is true for all who believe on the name of the only begotten Son of God.
Heavenly Father, I praise and thank You for Jesus. I glory in His name and praise You for the good news of the glorious gospel of grace, for the forgiveness of sin, for freedom from the bondage of Satan, for fellowship with the Father, and for life everlasting. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
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