John 17:3 Jesus tells us what eternal life is: to know God and his son, Jesus. Knowing God is to see him as more than just a concept that we can grab a hold of, more than just an idea, or even a worldview from which to build our lives on. He’s actually a person. It’s the person of Jesus, the Otherness of God that we are relating to – that we are drawn into relationship with. This is who our first love is, this is who we fall in love with when we first come to Jesus.