That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable unto His death; If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead. – Philippians 3:10-11 KJV
We desperately need to know Jesus.
When we know our friends, we talk to them. We communicate with them often and can sense when they are up or down. When they are sad, we try to comfort them. We enjoy our time with them and care about them. We cultivate our friendships so that we can stay friends.
Knowing Jesus gives us access to the power of the resurrection. His sacrifice is a gift. His suffering saved us so that we can continue our friendship with Him forever. Amen.