12/10/20

Our scripture this week is John 1:1-14, taken today from the Christian Standard Bible (CSB).

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. All things were created through him, and apart from him not one thing was created that has been created. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. That light shines in the darkness, and yet the darkness did not overcome it. There was a man sent from God whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify about the light, so that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but he came to testify about the light. The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was created through him, and yet the world did not recognize him. He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. But to all who did receive him, he gave them the right to be children of God, to those who believe in his name,who were born, not of natural descent, or of the will of the flesh, or of the will of man, but of God. The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. We observed his glory, the glory as the one and only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

What a blessing that the Word came to be among us! God was so concerned about His children that He came to be with us and teach us in person. After He did what was required, He left it up to us to carry it out but He didn’t leave us alone.

God came down to show us how good it can be and how good we can be. As a human example, He was like us in every way. Some say “well, it was easy for Him, He knew how it would turn out” but the truth is we do too!

God made the promise of love and life to all of us. He told us that we can all be saved by faith. No one is beyond the reach of His care or the gift of salvation.

Loving Lord, thank You for a love so great You were willing to come in human form. Lead us in Your ways to reach Your children everywhere. Amen.

Published by Pastor Doug

UMC pastor, Retired USAF, husband, father, grandfather

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