John ends what he chose to share by explaining about himself and with what authority he can write truthfully all that we have just read. He also informs us of how much he had to choose from in selecting these things to write. These two last verses, 24-25 read like the promo on a book jacket and that is what they are in essence. They are on the last section of the scroll. This is the first part of what is seen before you roll the scroll to the beginning to read it from the start.
John observed for himself what he wrote. He was an eyewitness to it all. He shares it by choice with us. He knows that everything Jesus said was true. He was there. John does not tell us all that he experienced and saw with Jesus because there are not enough scrolls to do that, not enough at hand nor in the world! He did not add more later on to this book. The books he wrote later were encouragement to us in how to follow Jesus i.e., how to love. John gives us great details about Jesus. There is more than enough in what we read in this first book from John to know Jesus and to follow Him. It’s time to apply.
My Lord, my Savior, my only real Hope in a world gone mad without You, thank you for preserving through Your dear friend John, a record of how You loved, and how You taught. Here I sit, several thousand of years later, learning about you from one who walked this earth closely with You. I am able to learn of You through the eyes of one who loved You well. I am learning to love you too.
Today, as I sit at Your feet, I choose to rest. I choose to sit and soak up Your presence like the dry thirsting ground in the warm gently persistent rainfall. I accept Your love and gentle ways. I choose to rest in You. I accept with gladness and quietness all You have done for even me. I surrender my unworthiness to You. I’m Yours.