You can come home to God. Living water, healing forgiveness, eternal life, a festive celebration of love - are all available. Jesus is the means and the way back to God his Father.
I have met him through the pages of Scripture. But more so, I feel his presence in my heart. I know what it is to be joined to Jesus. He comes to dwell in those who trust in him by sending his Holy Spirit into our hearts. This is a soul-joining, a fellowship, in the deepest levels. It has meant the filling of loneliness, the assuaging of guilt, the thrill of purpose, companionship in suffering, entering a fellowship of compassion for the least and the lost, and the gift of an unflagging hope even in this lost, chaotic world.
I know Jesus because someone told me about him. People who had experienced his living presence passed Christ along. This is how it has been from the beginning. This is the way God reconnects us to himself. The first disciples wrote about this:
We looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life (I John 1:1).