"What do you know for sure?", my buddy liked to say to me. It was just an expression, but it always got me thinking. What did I know for sure? What did I know for sure about God?
The Bible tells us that God wants us to know him. Not just know about him, but know him. God wants us to obey his word. God wants us to trust him. And God wants us to know him.
That is why God sent Jesus. As Jesus said, "If you have seen me, you have seen the Father." Jesus is the clearest and the most comprehensive revelation of God. Jesus is the Word made flesh, the divine entering into history, the Holy One walking among us. God sent Jesus so that we might know what God is like. God sent Jesus so that we might know God.
"And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent." (John 17:3). This Sunday in worship, we will talk about knowing God, and about how in knowing God, we have entered eternal life, not someday, but in that very moment, right now.