Do you know God? It can sound like a simple question, but it might also be a troubling question. It can sometimes seem difficult to explain how you can know the infinite God. It can seem strange to describe knowing a Being you cannot see.
So how can we know God? The answer is that the only way to know God is for God to reveal Himself to you. And the good news is that He has done precisely that. He has spoken to You in His written word. He has spoken to you in His created word. He also speaks in the preached Word of the gospel, and He reveals Himself here at this table. And all of this is possible because God has come and revealed Himself to us in person, in the man Jesus Christ.
In fact, the Bible says that as we read and hear and believe these words, we are coming to see God and coming to truly know Him. Paul says that when Christ was preached to the Galatians, He was set before their eyes. In the preaching of the cross, Christ is displayed. Christ was just proclaimed. Did you see Him there? Did you see Him there for you?
And John says, “And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him…” (1 Jn. 5:20). When we learn about God, about who He is, He is revealing Himself. And what does He reveal? He reveals that He is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, an eternal fellowship of love and joy and delight. And that is what He invites you to share with Him here. This is what your God is like. He comes, He shares, He gives, He welcomes. Do you see that? Do you love that? Then you know Him.
And so come and welcome to Jesus Christ.