There’s another reason God sent His Son in the flesh.
God sent his son, Jesus, so we could see God, we could touch Him, we could hear His voice and feel His love for us.
So John writes, The Word of life existed from the beginning. We have heard it. We have seen it. We observed and touched it. This life was revealed to us. We have seen it, and we testify about it. We are reporting to you about this eternal life that was in the presence of the Father and was revealed to us. This is the life we have seen and heard. We are reporting about it to you also so that you, too, can have a relationship with us. Our relationship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. 4 We are writing this so that we can be completely filled with joy (1 John 1:1-4 GW).
By the time John wrote his letter to the churches, some were already following a false doctrine that claimed Jesus wasn’t really human. They believed that Jesus did come and appear as a man, but He was not in really human. He was a Spirit. He ate with man: he suffered with man: he even experienced death, but it was for appearances only.
They doubted the gospel narratives and mocked the supposed miraculous conception and birth of Jesus, questioning whether He was even on earth before His ministry began at the presumed age of 30.
Even in this very day, there are many people who seek to to discredit both the divinity or humanity of Jesus, or flatly deny His existence on earth.
In John’s letter to the churches, his passion was to show Jesus as fully God and fully human. John wants us to know that Jesus lived life in the flesh, so we could live victoriously over the flesh.
John says, “We saw Him. We touched Him. We heard Him.”
In fact, even though Jesus is not here, we still see him! The truth is, we still touch Him! Jesus is still changing our lives, still helping us to overcome the brokenness around us and in us.
And nothing has changed! We too can experience Jesus. He touches our hearts. He speaks to our minds. He fills us with joy.
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