Words from the Heart for Thursday March 26th, 2020
No one has seen the Father except the one who is from God; only he has seen the Father. Very truly I tell you, the one who believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life.
John 6:46-48 (NIV)
The One Who is From God
According to the most recent statistics, 2.8 million Canadian citizens are living outside of Canada. That is a larger population than six of the ten Canadian provinces. More than 9% of all Canadian citizens live outside of Canada. That compares to 1.7% of Americans, 2.6% of Chinese citizens, 3.3% of French citizens, 4.3% of Australians, 9% of British citizens, and 21.9% of New Zealanders. Some of those are naturalized Canadians who have then returned to their country of origin.
Before sin entered into the human condition, and from there into the entirety of creation, God walked with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. That must have been an amazing experience. What the disobedience of our first parents led to has been more than shocking. The rest of the Hebrew Scriptures record the contrast between the glory of God’s holy nature and the darkness of mankind’s sinful nature. Exodus 33:20 tells us that no one can see God’s face and live. What a picture of the gulf between mankind and God. That all changed with the coming of Jesus. God the Son had taken on human form and had come to dwell among fallen men and women. Jesus says this in John 6:46-48: “No one has seen the Father except the one who is from God; only he has seen the Father. Very truly I tell you, the one who believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life.” Jesus had always been in the holy presence of God the Father. This statement would have been shocking and proclaims the divinity of Christ. It also points to the day when Eden will be restored and all the redeemed will walk with God.
These have been words from the heart.