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Behold My Son!

Here is Bert le Clos, the proud father of South African swimmer Chad le Clos (best version here).  After Chad’s gold, Bert was interviewed and could not contain himself:


“Unbelievable!  Unbelievable!  Unbelievable!  Look at him, he's beautiful, I love you!”

Sounds just like the Father’s love for Jesus: “Behold my Servant whom I uphold, my Chosen One in whom is all my delight.” (Isaiah 42:1).

Eternity has been filled with the love of Father for Son.  That is the life of God, the life of heaven.  But then, something truly astonishing: heaven comes to earth in the Person of Jesus and as He prays in John 17 about His people, He says:

"Let the world know that you... have loved them even as you have loved me.  24 Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world... the love you have for me [will] be in themand... I myself [will] be in them.”  (John 17:23-26)

Believers in Jesus come in on this family affair – included in the glorious and overflowing love of the Father for His Son.  No wonder Bert le Clos said he felt like “he’d gone to heaven.”  He’s given us a snapshot of it – a heaven we enjoy now through Jesus.

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