“That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life.”
—1 John 1:1 NIV
“Somebody told me” is not good enough for a judge. In a courtroom, hearsay is usually inadmissible and is generally lousy evidence.
It is one thing to have heard about Jesus; to have read about him. It is another thing entirely to know him.
For this reason John is careful to explain that his proclamation about Christ is not second hand information but what he had experienced personally.
Have you ever taken the time to meditate on the words of Scripture and let God speak to you through them?
In times of prayer, have you taken a moment to simply listen? To hear his “low whisper” (1 Kings 19:12) in the silence?
Know this: God “rewards those who seek him” (Hebrews 11:6).
Don’t settle for hearsay.
Here’s a simple prayer to carry with you today:
Breathe in: God,
Breathe out: I want to hear your voice.