The songs asks us “Do you know my Jesus? Do you know my friend?”. Do you know Jesus? We want you to know about Jesus. We want you to know about his existence before he took on flesh–John 1:1. We want you to know about the incarnation and his miraculous birth–Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:21; John 1:14. We want you to know about perfect life–Luke 2:52. We want you to know about his death–Mark 15; Psalm 22; Isaiah 53. We want you to know about his resurrection–1 Corinthians 15; Mark 16. We want youbtonknow about his sweet invitation–John 14:1-4 and his new opportunity for life–John 3:3-5.
We want you to know about Jesus, but we also want you to know Jesus. Wouldn’t it be sad to know all those things about him and never to truly know him. Paul said
Whatsoever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because if the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that cones from the law, but that which cones through faith–that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share in his sufferings, becoming lime him in death, that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead” (Philippians 3:8-10).
Paul knew about Jesus, but Paul also knew Jesus. Knowing Jesus made Paul sacrifice everything to know him better. Knowing Jesus empowered Paul to suffer so that he might suffer with Christ, for Christ, and enjoy the reward with Christ.
Paul knew about Jesus, and Paul knew Jesus. I pray that we can know the facts about Christ and that we can walk with him everyday so that he becomes our greatest companion in life, our greatest comfort in pain, and our certainty of eternity.
This is why we study and teach. This is why we pray for ourselves and for others. So that we may know about Jesus and so that we may know him.