1 John 1:1-4 . . . Why John Wrote the Letter
John is writing to give testimony to Christ so that:
~ I may participate in fellowship with the Father and Christ (wow!) (verse 3)
~ My joy may be complete . . . total, robust, abundant (verse 4)
I have to ask myself: Am I experiencing the fellowship and utter joy that the testimony of the Word of life makes possible? Not consistently. Not perpetually. Yes, joy is always simmering in my heart somewhere, even in the midst of difficult situations. And, yes, I recognize that I have been invited to participate in fellowship with the Father, and with His Son, Jesus Christ. But TRUE fellowship, deep fellowship has been missing in my life lately. I have not availed myself of the open invitation to experience God RICHLY. As for joy . . . should I not be strengthened by it? (See Nehemiah 8:10).
We forget. We get distracted, sidetracked, and we forget how incredible it is, the testimony concerning Christ--The Word became human and lived here on earth among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness (regular John 1:14 :) ).
What if I remembered in every moment that the great God of heaven so badly wanted fellowship with me that He picked Himself up from His throne in heaven and came near to me?