True knowledge of Christ comes from the Holy Spirit
According as His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue: (2 Peter Ch.1 verse 3).
To read, study, write about, teach about, and preach about Jesus is a wonderful thing. However, the true knowledge of Him only happens when the Holy Spirit gives to us, all the things of Jesus Christ and then makes them real and meaningful to us. Jesus was and is many innumerable things, but before anything else He was and is life and godliness, and always will be.
If Jesus weren’t alive and life eternal, if He weren’t the supreme example of divine power and supreme holiness, then there would be no reason for His existence. Yet, He is alive, alive from before the beginning of anything, and He lives today that we might possess the knowledge of Him in order to live a godly life down here, and share in His promise of eternal life in the future. Christians have a bright and glorious future, you can be sure of it.
Now, be sure to tell that someone on your prayer list that’s not so sure. I hope I have this week, but there’s still that one that won’t listen.