1 From the very first day, we were there, taking it all in - we heard it with our own ears, saw it with our own eyes, verified it with our own hands. 2 The Word of Life appeared right before our eyes; we saw it happen! And now we're telling you in most sober prose that what we witnessed was, incredibly, this: The infinite Life of God himself took shape before us. 3 We saw it, we heard it, and now we're telling you so you can experience it along with us, this experience of communion with the Father and his Son, Jesus Christ. 1 John 1:1-3 (The Message)
Can you imagine what it would be like to actually have experienced this? To be with Jesus in the flesh? To look Him in the eye, maybe have him lay His hands on you and pray? Imagine greeting Him and sharing a meal with Him. He was flesh and blood; He lived in a body just like ours, yet He was sinless. He experienced happiness, hurt, anger, aches and pains; unbearable pain He didn't have to go through. He could have stopped it all with one word. He didn't. He died for us so we can live. Let us not forget what Jesus did for us. Whether we accept Him and live in Him is up to each of us. We can decline His gift of Himself or we can accept Him and have a life we could never have dreamed possible.