Today we come to the end of our series in the Gospel of John.
I don’t know about you, but the Lord has used this past year of slow reflection on His Word to open my eyes and heart to the depths of Jesus’ love for us. All thirty-eight sermons centered on basically the same core truth: our deepest and truest identity is found in being loved by Jesus. We aren’t so much what we do. We aren’t who others say we are. We aren’t even chiefly who we imagine ourselves to be. In the end, we are who we are, because Jesus loves us.
It is in Jesus that we are children of God. Because that identity has been achieved perfectly by Jesus and conferred upon us by grace through faith in Him, it is a durable identity. It can never be lost or taken away. It can never be improved upon or outstripped. We are fully, finally, and forever loved by our Heavenly Father for Jesus’ sake. To be in Christ, is to be beloved forever.
May we never forget who we are in Christ. In Him, we are loved, more than we know!