#901: If True Christians were polled about which of the four gospels is their favourite, many would tell you that they prefer John's gospel. It oozes grace and truth and not only tells the reader of God's agape unconditional love but also conveys something of the tender heartedness of John.
John is the disciple whom the LORD Jesus Christ loved if nothing else for his devotedness to his Messiah. It is John who immediately states the deity of Jesus (chapter 1) and His position as the Creator, source of light and salvation. It is John who tells us about Jesus' first miracle (chapter 2). It is John who tells the reader of the immense depthless love of God towards sinners (chapter 3). It is John who found a way to be near His Saviour when even his fellow disciple Peter failed. It is John who Jesus entrusted with the care of His mother Mary. It is John who ran fastest (even than Peter) to the tomb to find that His Messiah had defeated the last enemy, death. It is John who was entrusted with delivering the Revelation of the LORD Jesus Christ when exiled in Patmos. It is John who died a natural death when his fellow disciples all fell victim to horrible deaths.
Undoubtedly, John is the example for how True Believers should conduct themselves in service to their Redeemer. The Gospel of John is the love letter of Father God to fallen man. Consider the man John next time you read his inspired words!
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved." (John 3:16-17)
"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." (Jeremiah 29:11)