Lent Devotional: 1 John 5:20

by Jonathan Haefs

1 John 5:20
And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.

Reflection
How can we make sense of the world?

If we ever pause for long enough to simply breathe and think…then the deepest questions of life will rise from the depths of our soul crying out for answers…

Why is there something rather than nothing? Where did we come from? Why are we here? What is my purpose? What is THE purpose?

How can one even begin to answer such questions?

Scripture declares to us the reality that we CANNOT answer these questions…at least not on our own…for, we were never created to be on our own. Our creator is the only one who can answer these questions because he is the very one who designed the answers… and he has made himself known to us in Jesus Christ, and Jesus is made known to us through God’s Word… Scripture.

It is only through knowing Jesus a revealed in the Bible that we can know TRUTH and make sense of the world, life, others, and meaning. Christ came to give us understanding… that we might know the truth… he is the truth… and it is only through him that we can see all of reality rightly.

How can we make sense of the world?… only through Jesus… only through God’s Word.

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