In a recent post I intimated that to engage with Christ and know God as God is and so become immersed in infinite life as a live person is to follow the Jesus who is the Christ of God and be instructed by the Gospel that is the teaching of Jesus and the apostles - and not some false christ with an aberrant gospel.
“Light is not so much what you directly see as that by which you see everything else. This is why in John’s Gospel, Jesus Christ makes the almost boastful statement ‘I am the Light of the world’ (John 8:12).”
Believing is seeing in the important things of life. Have a distorted lens and we will build a crooked house and a disabled self.
God had incarnated Himself in the world before the appearance of Christ. The creation was an expression of His nature. God made Himself known in a veiled way to Israel and the Holy men and women of God.
GOD WITH US
The incarnation of God as Jesus of Nazareth was the revelation of who God is in spirit and in truth. This was the omega to which the alpha of creation was advancing.
God is with us before we know Him by name. His fellowship with us and delight in us starts at conception. Yet He knew us before we were. We were seen before we came into being and we become known as we are meant to be as we as we live in our oneness with God and mature as daughters and sons of God.
Every heart reaches out to God for healing, wholeness and belonging. This desire is met in the person of Jesus Christ who is the revelation of who God is and the revelation and becoming of who we are. As a figure of the law we can be a pain. As the creation of Christ our life we will be a person who is a son.
We are known by Jesus Christ before we know ourselves and our heart will have been aware of God before our head is conscious of Him.
HE HAS KNOWN US LONG
C. S. Lewis makes this clear in The Magicians Nephew. “Son,” said Aslan to the Cabby. “I have known you long. Do you know me?” “Well, no, sir,” said the Cabby. “Leastways, not in an ordinary manner of speaking. Yet I feel somehow, if I may make so free, as ’ow we’ve met before.” “It is well,” said the Lion. “You know better than you think you know, and you shall live to know me better yet. (1)
We will know Jesus better, the fullness of God better and the wonder of who God is as Himself and for us better if we choose to know. Not if we revere our own mulberry bush more than the tree of life who is alive.
‘Jesus replied, "Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them’ John 14.23 NIV. (1) Lewis, C. S.. The Magician’s Nephew (The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 1) (p. 142). HarperCollins Publishers. Kindle Edition.