Monday, May 27, 2013

John 1:11

He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. (John 1:11, ESV)
God's ultimate revealing of Himself as the Living Word of God, in the flesh, has entered into His own creation.  And now we see that not only did His creation not know Him, but His own people, the Israelites, did not receive Him.

There is a sadness in this for sure.  And I can only imagine a sadness in God's own heart as well.  But it is a sadness that He endured as part of His humanity. A sadness, along with many others, to deem Him the "Man of Many Sorrows" that Isaiah prophesied about.  He truly entered into this creation, not as one aloof from the creation, but right into the middle.  Right into the grittiest, darkest parts of this sin-marred creation.

And yet... without sin.

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