That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life.
The man who wrote these words is the disciple John, one of the original 12 and one of the 3 who accompanied Jesus to the Mount of Transfiguration and in the Garden of Gethsemane. It was John who was called the “beloved” disciple and not surprisingly the one to whom Jesus gave the care of his mother as he died on the cross. John writes these words as an old man, many years after the earthly life of Jesus and his resurrection. He remembers with his senses: we touched him as we took from his hand the loaves and fishes, we looked upon his shattered body before we knew there would be a resurrection, we listened to him teach and speak out the Father’s heart. I was there, John would begin his short letter to those who were not there, Jesus is the Word of life.
Thoughts for the day
- What does this passage tell you about God or Jesus
- What do you feel God is telling you through this passage
- How will you respond/apply God’s Word today?
- Whom will you share with today’s passage or takeaway?
Pray for those who will make the final decision on when international churches can start meeting again and where