25: Knowing Jesus

Since your earliest days, you have longed for a face that does not go away. Jesus—the one who disappeared for a moment and returned on the third day—has become the steadfast, faithful countenance that does not fail. Having faced the powers of sin and death, Jesus knows what your life is like. Nothing you have endured was not borne by Jesus on the cross. Jesus sees you. Jesus hears you. Jesus knows you. Jesus loves you. Jesus prays for you. The good news is this: in Jesus, the Father has given his own life out of love for you. You live from the solid place as you agree that Jesus is present to you now. In every moment, the voice of Jesus whispers, “I am the One who is with you and for you.”