Have you seen the T-shirt that says, “There is a God” on the front? On the back it reads, “You’re not Him!” Good reminder. But the Apostle John would give Jesus a T-shirt that read, “There is a God and I Am Him.” Imagine how awkward it was for John to tell people he knew a guy who actually was Almighty God. If you were accosted in the airport by someone telling you that, you’d immediately take your leave. Running.
But John was dead serious. Jesus, he said, is God!” The God. Think of the implications. One, in John’s words, is this:
All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. (John 1:3 (NASB95))
Where I live, 14,000 foot mountains dominate the western horizon. They pulsate with dawn’s first luminescence, sparkle with ice and snow throughout the day and, at dusk, are silhouetted by astonishingly beautiful sunsets. If John was right, Jesus designed all that beauty. Look down at your hand: Consider the intricate workings of each of your fingers. Jesus did that. Think about your what makes you unique, your likes and dislikes, the sound of your voice and your special skills. Ponder the fact that you can hear and see. “Nothing came into being apart from Him.” That means He made you. Jesus.
I know adoptees who yearn to one day meet their natural parents. What if you could actually meet the One Who designed you and created you; would that interest you?
You can, you know…