I was reminded in our men’s study last night that our Lord Jesus has always existed from the beginning. What a great testimony the apostle gives here.
What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the Word of Life– 2 and the life was manifested, and we have seen and testify and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was manifested to us– 3 what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ. 4 These things we write, so that our joy may be made complete.1 John 1:1-4
Jesus Christ has always existed, He was from the beginning. In his gospel, John goes back into eternity and reminds us of the deity of Jesus Christ with these words.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. 5 The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.John 1:1-5.
John continues in 1 John 1:3-4….
what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ. 4 These things we write, so that our joy may be made complete. 1 John 1:3-4
There are two quick points here, fellowship with other Christians is one and the other is fellowship with both the Father and the Son.
Jesus Christ came that men might have fellowship with God and with His Son Jesus Christ and with one another. This is a great statement for us to hear and read! It means that God is not far off from us, He’s here, in control and with us.
He is not a God who is distant, disinterested, and uncaring about what happens to us. He has not left us to fend for ourselves as we live out our Christian lives.
No, not at all!
God has revealed Himself in the Lord Jesus Christ and has shown us that He deeply loves and cares for us and that He wants to fellowship with us. That’s why Jesus came so we could have peace with God, so we can fellowship with Him, so we can fellowship with one another as believers.
The fellowship of the Father and His Son brings joy, the joy that we share with each other. These things we write, so that our joy may be made complete.
Let’s get back to church and enjoy the fellowship with each other and the fellowship with the triune God!
…and that’s a beautiful thing!