“I saw this happen to Jesus, so I testify that he is the Chosen One of God.” John 1:34
John the Baptist was telling us that Jesus was and is the Chosen One of God. He is the “I am.” The Gospel of John uses the “I am” statement showing us that Jesus is the Son of God. Helen Keller never communicated to the world around her until she was ten years old. Her parents arranged for her to receive religious instruction from the eminent Boston clergyman Phillis Brooks. One day during her lessons, Helen said these remarkable words to Brooks, “I knew God before you told me, only I didn’t know His name.” His name is “I am.” “But Moses protested, “If I go to the people of Israel and tell them, ‘The God of your ancestors has sent me to you,’ they will ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what should I tell them?” God replied to Moses, “I am who I am. Say this to the people of Israel: I am has sent me to you.” (Exodus 3:13-14) Some of the “I am’ Statements John talks about are; I am the bread of life, I am the Light of the world, I am the door, I am the good shepherd, I am the resurrection and the life, I am the way, the truth and the life, I am the true vine. In our study we will write about these “I am” statements in detail. Just remember that Jesus is the great “I am’ that loves us so much that He came into our world to save us.