"These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God."
1 John 5:13
John writes to followers of Christ and tells them that there is a way you can know without a doubt that you have eternal life. He tells us that believing on the Son of God and his name is the key. Jesus is the name, and our hope rests in the finished work he did on the cross. Trust in anything else such as; church attendance, good works, being a good person etc. is foolishness. But to those who aren't saved, the preaching of the cross is foolishness (1 Cor 1:18). Jesus is our hope and our salvation. He is our God and our Lord. He is our friend and our Father. We are his children. Undeserving and in debt to his grace, but yet we live because of his love and mercy towards us. Amen.