John begins his gospel by waxing philosophy about who Jesus is. We learn that “the Word” existed in the beginning with God and is God. All things are created through him. And “the Word” became flesh and dwelt among humanity. Through this, humanity got to see the nature of God. We then see the ministry of John and his understanding that Jesus is the Messiah who was long prophesied.
It is important for us to understand who God is and what he is like. For the Jews during the time of Jesus, they got an up close and personal look at who God is and how he interacts with his people. In the same way, we can learn about God through the life of Jesus, as well as the rest of Scripture. We must take this to understand who God is and how we respond to his offer of salvation.
What do you learn about God from the person and life of Jesus?