We proclaim to you what we ourselves have actually seen and heard so that you may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. (NLT)
We’re going to take this verse apart, backward. We’re going to start with …
“Our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son, Jesus Christ.”
What a glorious pronouncement! John is saying, “I am in union with God.”
This was an answer to Jesus’ prayer in John 17 …
“I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one-as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me. I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one. I am in them and you are in me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me… I have revealed you to them, and I will continue to do so. Then your love for me will be in them, and I will be in them.” (John 17:21-23 and 26)
He prayed that you and I would be in complete union with Him and the Father. He prayed we would be drawn into the dance of the Trinity.
We know from 1 John 4:8 that God is love, which means the Trinity, our Creator God, is a Being of pure love, complete in Himself, wholly loved, and wholly loving — so bursting with love that He made people, made us, so He could love us, and draw us into His dance of love!
This is what I believe John was saying here when he said his fellowship was with the Father and Son. He had become one with them as Jesus prayed he would.
And you, too, have been drawn into that dance!