Re:Verse reading–John 1:1-18 (day three)

“No one has ever seen God.”

On the one hand, we feel the necessity to author our own version of the Almighty, because, hey, who really knows?  On the other hand, we feel scared to death that we’re missing something important because, again, who really knows?  John tapped into that dichotomy with precision.  It’s all exhilarating—until you really need some wisdom, until you can’t seem to stop who you’re becoming, until you’ve realized you’re in this all by yourself.  Some will self-medicate, others will turn to innumerable diversions, still others will settle for cynicism.  John acknowledges that we’re all in the dark.  And then he makes a claim: God has come to us; he’s the Son.  Is it worth considering that this claim might be true?  Jesus’s way of life pretty clearly invites all drunkards, seekers, and scoffers to investigate.

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor to Pastoral Ministries & College and Single Adults at FBCSA.

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