April 11, 2024

1 John 1:1–3 (NKJV)
1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life—
2 the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us—
3 that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.

Jesus has never not been. He is not a created being. He is the Creator. Jesus is God from all eternity. There is no beginning and no end as some false religions may profess. John begins his Gospel with “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1)

God has revealed Himself to us through creation and His written word, but the greatest revelation of God is through Jesus Himself. Jesus says to Philip, “He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father” (John 14:9). Jesus is the “Word of Life.” Jesus is to us what our words are to others. Warren Wiersbe writes, “Our words reveal to others just what we think and how we feel. Christ reveals to us the mind and heart of God. To know Jesus is to know God.”

Jesus did not have a beginning. He was not created; He is the Creator.

Jesus came not only to reveal the Father but to bring fellowship. We can have fellowship with the Father and with the Son. In God’s family, the church, true fellowship with others can only be achieved through having fellowship with God.

Consider these verses: 1 John 1:5–6, 5 This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.

True fellowship in the church, the Body of Christ, is found only in those who walk in the “Light of Jesus.” Life is not about us; it is all about Jesus Himself.