The One and Only
There is only one, “The One and Only” (John 14:14). Where does this statement come from? The whole verse says, “The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us We have seen His glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” This is Jesus Christ, the incarnated Son of God who came to save the word from it’s sin. The Lion of Judah is an image of the face of God. Judah is the tribe of Jesus Christ and David. In Revelation 5:5 we read of the Lamb of God being the Lion of Judah who was the only one who could open the scrolls. Jesus is this One and Only who reads of the revealing in the final book. Isaiah prophesies that the lion will lie down with the lamb in the new heaven and the new earth. He is talking about the 1,000 years of peace that will come when Jesus rules and reigns. There is symbolism of the One who is both gentle and powerful at the same time. This is God who has traits of all creatures and beyond.
Who is this One. “God so loved the world that He gave His One and Only Son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). God’s only Son did not come to condemn but to bring peace to those who would believe in Him.
“This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him” (1 John 4:8). Here’s the thing, we cannot live a sinless life except through Him. We must seek and serve Him.