John wants us to know that he is telling the truth, because he was there! He knows! He lets us know why he wrote these things - so that we could believe. He also wants us to know that there was so much more he could have written – enough to fill books and books and the heavens… but this will do for now… there is enough for us to know. John was being faithful to Jesus command to “Go and make disciples and teach them to observe all that I taught you.” John did his part. Now it is our job to keep telling the story of Jesus so others may know.
Well, Dear God, I have read all the stories of Jesus… help me to be faithful to observe it all and to live as a disciple. Amen”