“that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ” (1 John 1:3).
The most amazing thing about all this, for me anyway, is that God considers Himself to be our Father and He considers His equally mighty Son to be our brother. The Two of them want a close knit, loving family relationship with us. We can search our souls and look down at our bodies and think, “They want to be close to me?” But that’s why John is writing this letter! He wants to impress upon us that family membership is available to us with both the Father and the Son: intimate communion with God who wants us to call Him, Daddy, and deep friendship with a Big Brother who defeats the big bullies in our lives.