1 John 1:1 says, "That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life—"
John is giving us an eyewitness account of his life with Jesus when the Lord physically lived on the earth. If we investigate the four Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, to see who was present at the crucifixion of Jesus, we find that a woman named Salome (not the dancer) was there. We also discover that Salome was the sister of Mary, the mother of Jesus but more interesting is the fact that this woman was the mother of James and John, disciples of Christ. So the very man who is writing this letter, or book that we call 1 John, was the first cousin of Jesus Christ. No, not John the Baptist. He was also a cousin of Jesus, but not a first cousin. Elizabeth was noted as being a relative of Mary so her son would have been a more distant cousin.
Writing has been in my blood, so to speak, but when I surrendered my life to Jesus Christ and He told me to write, all my trepidations rolled away and I began in earnest! After all, if God Almighty says it was His idea that I be a writer, who am I to stand in His way? My hope is that you not only like what I write, but that your life is moved by it, and that your party to Jesus and with Jesus turns your life into days of Heaven on Earth.