It can happen with people or it can happen with places. You live with someone special or live someplace beautiful, but after a while you start to take it for granted and you just don’t see it anymore. Colours that were once vivid turn to shades of grey.
That can happen with your city, that could happen in your marriage, but it’s also something that can happen with the gospel and the beautiful truths that it proclaims. We can become so familiar with it, or think ourselves to be so familiar with it, that the shine wears off. Our prayer should always be that the gospel of Jesus Christ never ceases to amaze us, to captivate us, to inspire us, to motivate us. We ought always to be impressed with him and what he has done. Our prayer should be that he would work with his Spirit so that we are motivated to make much of him with our words and works.
So we will listen to God’s Word together from John 17:3. As we’ll see, this short verse points us towards a renewed appreciation for the gospel and for the benefits that come from the work of our Saviour. In this passage, we’re led to be amazed again at the gift of eternal life and the knowledge of the God who gives that life.