“Getting to know you“ are the words from a song in the musical, The King and I, and reflecting on the life of Prince Philip this week I’m reminded of how sometimes, we only fully appreciate someone once they are gone from our lives.
We have heard so much this week about the life, passions, personality and character of Prince Philip – things that most of us were completely unaware of.
This week, I attended a Funeral Service and as a number of family members recalled their own personal memories, I discovered so much more about the friend whose life we were celebrating! Often, it’s only in obituaries and eulogies that we get a far fuller picture of someone.
In my own Daily Readings, I’m looking again at how the Scriptures describe what God is like.
We might say that we don’t really know what Jesus is like, but if we read the New Testament we will get such an insight into His character. There we learn about His compassionate nature, His perfect moral standards, His forgiving heart, His ability and willingness to encourage others to ‘get out of the boat’ and do what they can do, and His love of a good party! Also, we see His extraordinary selflessness, His courage and strength, His focus on strong relationships, His willingness to see the best in everyone and accept them just as they are. We see His kindness and willingness to stop and listen to people and help them in their pain and time of need, His ability to transform people’s lives, and so much more!
I think I can understand why the Apostle Paul said ‘I want to KNOW Christ’!!…. Philippians 3:10.
If you feel that you don’t really know what Jesus is like, why not take some time to read about His life in the pages of the Bible and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal more of Jesus to you! You won’t be disappointed and the great thing is that we can get to know Him at any stage of our lives because although He is not here in person, through the Holy Spirit, He is still very much with us!
Knowing You, Jesus
There is no greater thing
You’re my all, You’re the best
You’re my joy, my righteousness
And I love You, Lord