The Apostle John is a true friend of Jesus Christ and we have the fortune to be able to get a glimpse of the time and life of Jesus through this individual. The Gospel of John is one that shakes off all the coverings of the life of Christ and gets down into the truth and grit of the life of Christ. In the opening passage of the book, we are given a profound and eye opening picture of Christ.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life,[a] and the life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
This proclamation is the first to address the divinity of Christ in relation to God. As is relayed in my Life Application Study Bible “John shows that Jesus is fully human and divine. Although Jesus took upon himself full humanity and lived as a man, he never ceased to be the eternal God who has always existed.”
Throughout this gospel, we are given an eyewitness account of Jesus life and John gives us the play-by-play commentary. John was with Christ when he performed the first miracle in Cana. John was with Christ during the Transfiguration with Elijah and Moses. John was with him in the Garden of Gethsemane. John was with him throughout the trials and crucifixion. John was there until the end and beyond. John is a true friend that will not stop believing or following no matter the challenge or the circumstances.
As we read and grow through this gospel, may we seek to become intimate with Christ to the extent that we will go to the cross with him and not deny him. Lets be a true friend to Christ.