More and more of these speed dating events are taking place around the globe. This image is taken in Dublin. The idea is intriguing, but when I asked my husband if I could attend one for “research” he was not too enthusiastic! The premise is that one can know quite quickly if there is any kind of spark between two people. Most participants make their choice within the first three seconds, so that first impression is paramount.
Today’s verse is from a conversation Jesus had with His Father. Jesus prayed that the Father would be glorified through Him. He acknowledges that the power to give eternal life has been granted Him from God the Father. Then comes this surprising description of what eternal life is; it is to know Him.
Knowing God intimately will be an unending endeavor. There will be no time limit to this relationship. And knowing God will take forever. There is no coming to the end of Him as He is infinite! There will always be new and exciting facets to knowing Him. Each day there will be breathtaking discoveries about who He is! Knowing Him more and more each day will be fascinating and thrilling. He will never become boring or predictable.
Eternal life is not just in the future. Eternal life begins now and just never ends. Knowing Him begins now although my progress is continually interrupted by my limits, distractions, and my own sinful nature. But one day I will be face to face, no longer knowing Him just in part, but wholly, just as He knows me! (I Cor. 13:12)
Lord, may I see You and know You more today than yesterday!