thoughts on life and faith from a small town simpleton

The Walk (previously posted in 2008) More to come.

So tonight at church the question posed was Who is God? and What is eternal life? Who is God is a pretty tough question. I might get to it later but what I liked about tonight’s lesson was the answer to the question about eternal Life. and the answer comes from Jesus himself in John 17:1-3
“1) After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed: “Father, the time has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. 2) For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. 3) Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.”

In all honesty i have looked at eternal life as life after my death on earth. and now I’m sort of ashamed of this because I have been missing the point of this journey I’m on. I mean, the point and this is not my point but from the mouth of Jesus, he says”Now this is eternal life: that they may KNOW YOU, THE ONLY TRUE GOD, and JESUS CHRIST, whom you have sent.” eternal life not only means that we live in heaven with God , but that we become intimate with him here on earth, the point of becoming a christian is not just to be saved from hell but more importantly to KNOW GOD. To think that I can know my creator that he wants to be intimate with me blows my mind, it makes me joyful and gives me purpose. You see God is TRUTH and it is my responsibility to not only share the Gospel with my community but to Disciple them or help them understand that when they accept Jesus as savior it means so much more than salvation from hell it means that we can KNOW God! ! and that my friend is truth….
Later J

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