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To Know the Father, Know the Son

“All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Matthew 11:27-30 New International Version (NIV)

People sometimes find it difficult to understand divinity because we were created with human natures. God's nature is divine (Romans 1:20) and this divine nature is extended to His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, who became fully human to save humanity:

Because God’s children are human beings—made of flesh and blood—the Son also became flesh and blood. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the devil, who had the power of death. (Hebrews 2:14 NLT)

When we stop asking "why," we can truly begin to trust God's plan and live according to it. To know God, we are told in His Word to believe and follow His Son, Jesus. One day, the reasons for following Jesus Christ will be clearly revealed those who believe. That's a promise. In the meantime, our belief in Christ has given us the Holy Spirit to help us rely upon the truth of God's Word and its power to help us to live it now.

Knowing Christ means knowing God and gives us strength to keep going. Jesus invites us to come to Him and lay our burdens down. He offers rest for our souls in this fallen world. He intercedes for us as He prepares our places in God's coming Kingdom. We may struggle daily and we will get weary. Sometimes our battles overwhelm us, but believing in Christ means realizing that this is not our fight. The war is already won and Christ's victory is firmly established. The invitation is for everyone to come and seek the Father through His Son and trust in His promise. Jesus came and died as a human to give us this precious gift of eternal life with Him in God's Kingdom. When we believe in Him, we can come to Him and relax. His yoke is easy and His burden is light. He asks nothing of us He won't help us to do. Actually, He has already done something for us we could never do for ourselves.

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