John 17:1-10

“And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent” (v3).  The disciples already believed in God; the challenge was to believe that the One God had fully revealed Himself in Jesus (v7-8).  Jesus rejoiced that his disciples “had come to know in truth that I came from You” (v8); they had accepted that this homeless, humble, miracle-working teacher was in fact God’s anointed one, the Messiah. 

We don’t worship an unknown God of ideas or values, but instead we worship Jesus, who shared divine glory “before the world existed” (v4) yet loved us enough to take on our weak humanity, making a way for us to know him.