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Find the Secret to Knowing God
As we approached the ornate iron gates, I looked down the curved driveway lined with beautiful flowers and expansive manicured lawns to the entrance of a palatial mansion. Inside, many important people waited to talk with the prominent and influential owner, and others tried in vain to be given a few moments of his time. I had come because I had been invited to spend the entire evening with this man and his family. Why was I given this opportunity?
My connection to this prominent person was not direct but was through my friendship with his son. Because the father was pleased with my relationship with his son, he wanted to spend time with me.
This is the same way it is with God. We are able to meet Him—the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Whose dwelling has far more splendor than any earthly mansion—because of our relationship with His Son. Jesus explained, “All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him” (Matthew 11:27). The key to knowing the Father through the Son and learning His ways is given to us in the following command:
“Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:28–30).