I Know Someone Famous
By James Metsger
I am writing to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. (1 John 2:13)
Do you know anyone famous?
I’ve met a few famous people, but I don’t know any famous people.
I always thought it would be cool to know someone famous. If I knew a famous singer, I could get backstage passes to their concert. If I knew a famous athlete, I could get front row seats to the game. If I knew a famous person, I could tell everyone I know that I know someone famous and then I would become quasi-famous through association. I’d be famous once removed.
Just for fun, think of someone famous. Do you have a person in mind? Think about the benefits you might experience by being their friend. It would be cool, wouldn’t it?
I have good news for you. You know someone famous. You know God. Better yet, God knows you. And because you know God, you have access to him. God is always accessible. Apparently, the fact that he rules and runs the world doesn’t prevent a meeting at the drop of a hat.
Because of Christ, you have the sure promises of God. I’ve broken a promise before. I’ve told my kids we’d go somewhere or do something, and I’ve disappointed them. I’ve dropped the ball. It’s not always intentional. Sometimes I just forget or sometimes, due to unforeseen, uncontrollable, unwelcome circumstances, I just can’t do what I promised I would do. This never happens when God makes a promise. In fact, Paul says, “For all the promises of God find their Yes in [Christ Jesus]. (1 Corinthians 1:20)
You have the right to be called a child of God. You are God’s kid, and God is pretty fond of his kids. He loves his sons and daughters. He loves you.
I am writing to you…because you know him who is from the beginning.
You know the Famous One.
Reflect: What are some of the benefits of knowing God?