“In the beginning was the Word (Jesus Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God.” (John 1:1-2)
John begins his Gospel with a poetic style of presentation. He continues his Gospel with vivid lessons from Jesus on how to live according to God’s will and what priorities are important in life.
In chapter 14 of the Gospel of John, Jesus speaks about how HE is one with the Father; “If you know me, then you will also know my Father” (Jn. 14:7). Jesus continues in John 14:10-11, “Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on my own. The Father who dwells in me is doing his works.” Not only does Jesus speak about His unification with the Father, He also discusses a very unique mission that is given to all of us. “Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever believes in me will do the works that I do, and will do greater ones than these, because I am going to the Father. And whatever you ask in my name, I will do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything of me in my name, I will do it” (Jn. 14:12-14).
We need to acknowledge this in the depths of our hearts. We need to understand the reality of the mission that each of us is on. We need to receive and accept the incredible love that our Father has for us. He is waiting to wrap us in His embrace. He calls us to rely on Him and place all of our trust and confidence in Him. We are called to receive His love and to love as He loves. We are called to do great things for the glory of the Kingdom with strong humility and great love.
“Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love”
(1 John 4:8).
To know God is to know love. We do this by giving ourselves, not so people see us, but so they see Him. Trust me, people don’t need Fabi, they need Christ. I can give them God by seeing Him in everyone around me and loving them the way Christ did upon the cross. I challenge you to do this: compliment people, make them smile, hold doors open and see the face of God in everyone around you. Be fearless and love like crazy.
Although there will always be people or situations that challenge and test our faith, the most important thing for us to remember is that God is always faithful. Rejoice in the fact that He is “the way, the truth and the life” (John 14:6).
Fabiola Navichoque – Writer, unparalleled love