“he [Jesus] knew all people and needed no one to testify about anyone; for he himself knew what was in everyone.” John 2:24-25
This struck me hard this morning, having just come through interviews with the Board of Ordained Ministry. In the end, as I stand before God, Jesus will not rely on the testimonies of others, but will go direct to the source, my heart. That is both encouraging and frightening. It is encouraging that Jesus direct knowledge of us is the only testimony that is needed. And for that same reason it is frightening, for I know sometimes what is in my heart, and I know through the testimony of the Spirit it is not all good. Thus, I am reliant on the grace of God, that has considered a sinner like myself to be reconciled through the saving grace of the cross of Jesus.