by Sara Borgstede
I want to know Jesus.
For all my life, I’ve known about Jesus. Baptized as a baby, my parents took me to church every Sunday. I grew up knowing about Jesus from church, Sunday School, and Christian school. This foundational teaching is a blessing beyond measure.
Yet knowing about Jesus is so different from knowing Jesus.
I have read Bible stories.
I’ve memorized Scripture verses.
Yet do I have a personal, deep relationship with Jesus?
I remember when I first met my husband. We spent hours on the phone getting to know one another. (Remember, this was pre-email and we lived several states apart.) More than once, we spent all night on the phone, and this was when long-distance phone calls were expensive. I remember hearing my dad get up early for work, and I knew I was in big trouble because I was still on the phone from the night before!
I was willing to suffer the consequences of those phone all-nighters – falling asleep in class the next day, paying the huge phone bill, and getting in trouble with my parents, all because I craved getting to know this important new man in my life.
I wanted to know all the facts about my new boyfriend – what’s his favorite color? What toppings does he eat on his pizza? But even more, I wanted to know him. What are his hopes and dreams for the future? What are his deepest convictions?
In the same way, I desire that deep relationship with my Savior and Lord, Jesus.
Beginning January 2018 we will be using the book Getting to Know Jesus for a Sunday morning (10:15 am at St John) and online Bible Study (Facebook Group) led by Sara Borgstede
You can purchase the book at St. John for $12 or click HERE to purchase on Amazon print or Kindle