It’s no secret, but what do you think God is up to? Do you have a clue? I’d say you do.
- Genesis 1:1 says, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
God made everything from nothing. Although the Bible became available 350 something to 400 years after Jesus’ death and resurrection, this verse gives us a clue to our universe, which we’ve barely explored and know little about.
- John writing his document of Jesus said in John 1:1, “In the beginning was the Word. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
In broad brush strokes, it gives us a clue of the bigger picture.
- A few verses later John wrote, “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We saw his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14.
As promised, after the rebellion in the Garden of Eden, God came for us. God sent Jesus.
- Quoting John once more John quotes Jesus when Jesus talks with a Jewish leader named Nicodemus in John 3:16, 17: “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.”
Another clue, a swash of brilliant color. Jesus announces what’s going on in the world and what is his purpose.
- John 10:10 states, The thief’s purpose is to steal, kill, and destroy. My purpose is to give life in all its fullness.”
So the message of Jesus is, “The right time has come, the kingdom of God is near. Turn your life around (repent) and believe the Good News.” Mark 1:15.
Added together the clue verses show and tell us: God is the uncaused cause of everything caused. The Word, God, came and dwelt on earth. He did this because of his love. His purpose was to restore life to humanity in all its fullness. This life begins in time and extends into forever.
You want a reason to follow Jesus?
Notice it isn’t because the Bible tells you so. The foundation of Christianity is this combination factual event, Jesus’ death and resurrection.
Eyewitnesses who knew Jesus watched these events happen and told others. Now you’ve been told.