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Notes from the Journey with the Disciples – 296

  1. “Now this is eternal life: that they might know You…” (John 17:3).

It’s the life we were meant for. Too easily, our thoughts are dominated by what we see, the life in front of us, the day-in-day-out challenges that seem to easily overwhelm. But we were made for more. We were made to know God, to walk with God, and to live with God…forever. So, this is the life Jesus came to show us. It’s not just a life free from the dominance or even the effects of sin. It’s a life of communion with God. Tucked neatly in this idea is the apparent truth that such knowledge is possible. We have the capacity to engage such a relationship–even, apparently to choose it. While sin has marred us for sure, and propelled many toward senseless, almost animalistic behavior choices, humanity’s grip on the image of God remains sufficiently intact for us to embrace this eternal opportunity. Those who overstate our incapacity to know God fail to account fully for Jesus’ mission as He describes here.

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