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if i make my bed in hell

behold, thou art there

day 990, john 1
tb | jesus loved me this i know
dreamhugs wrote in jesusfeels
- The part about the light not being overcome by darkness is so encouraging and hopeful.

- And the light that enlightens all <3

- John states so simply what we know - that God made the world, came into the world, and was not recognised but rejected.

- Jesus' closeness with the Father can be ours; we can participate in the Trinitarian love.

- Jesus takes away our sin; baptises with the Holy Spirit.

- The joy of being with John, waiting for his prophecies to come true, and seeing them fulfilled in Jesus.

- And Jesus accepts Peter instantly and with love. (And with the beginning of transformation - a new name.)

- Okay, I never quite understood the 'how do you know me' sequence - I took it as Jesus being able to see Nathanael from a distance, which seems unlikely - but probably it's about him knowing his character supernaturally before he met him in person? I'm not sure how the angels descending and ascending came to pass, either - with the meeting of Moses and Elijah? Otherwise? Oh, according to N.T. Wright it's a reference to Jacob's ladder and how Jesus fulfilled the promises of that and the Temple - of heaven and earth opening up to one another, of God among them. :D