Treasure map

John 1

“How do you know about me?” Nathanael asked.

Jesus replied, “I could see you under the fig tree before Philip found you.” Then Nathanael exclaimed, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God—the King of Israel!” Jesus asked him, “Do you believe this just because I told you I had seen you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than this.” Then he said, “I tell you the truth, you will all see heaven open and the angels of God going up and down on the Son of Man, the one who is the stairway between heaven and earth.”

The Gospel of John is like a treasure hunt. John even gives us big clues to the treasure. He calls them signs. Like Jesus says to Nathanael, the signs are seen, with a little faith, as the angels of God are going up and coming down at the place where Jesus is.

Author, NT Wright says, “The signs are the moments when heaven is opened, when the transforming power of God’s love bursts in to the present world. The whole point of the ‘signs’ is that they are moments when heaven and earth intersect with each other.”

In John’s gospel we are are going to see great clues to the great treasure that is to come, and many hints along the way.


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