Knowing God

John 17:20-26:

Lifting up his eyes to heaven, Jesus prayed saying: “Holy Father, I pray not only for them, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, so that they may all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that they also may be in us, that the world may believe that you sent me. And I have given them the glory you gave me, so that they may be one, as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may be brought to perfection as one, that the world may know that you sent me, and that you loved them even as you loved me. Father, they are your gift to me. I wish that where I am they also may be with me, that they may see my glory that you gave me, because you loved me before the foundation of the world. Righteous Father, the world also does not know you, but I know you, and they know that you sent me. I made known to them your name and I will make it known, that the love with which you loved me may be in them and I in them.”


Who is God?  This is a question that has been asked and considered throughout the ages.  While there are many answers that people give to this – Believers and non-believers – it’s hard to fully-define Who God is via our limited, finite, and earthly minds. He’s just too Big for us to handle all at once – whether trying to figure out Who He is or even looking at Him directly.  But, you see, we’re not Called to figure-out Who God is – we’re Called to follow His Son (and His Examples, Teachings, Church, etc.).  Jesus gives all of us a sobering reminder in the Gospels that we don’t have to figure it all out – we just need to simply Obediently Listen to and Follow Him while Trusting in “the Plan” (that God has designed for each one of us).  Jesus tells us that by following and knowing Him, we also will be following and knowing God Himself.  So, let’s be sure to not “over-think” God – for by marinating on Who Jesus Is, we have all of the Answers that we’ll ever need.

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