Today at Faith Barista we are writing about Jesus.
I can’t think of a better subject.
This world is hard on people.
Oh, none of us like to talk about it, admit it….but, deep down we know it is true.
Life can be harsh and confusing and many times it… well, it can be irritating.
At the very least it wears us down.
I needed a perspective change…
Last night in Bible study, we ladies were discussing the verses about Jesus being The Word, and dwelling among us.
And, once again I was reminded…
9 The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.
14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:9-14 NIV
Jesus understood the pain of not being understood. Can we even imagine? Being accused. Being abused.
These particular verses amaze me…every single time I read them. They are powerful. Jesus, Creator of the world, and yet people didn’t recognize Him. Many did not believe Him….but, to those who did (and do), HE gave the right to become CHILDREN OF GOD.
Think about what I just wrote. Read the verses for yourself. Do it.
It is right there in black and white.
We, as believers, are adopted. Signed and sealed, because……..
Jesus chose to love us.
I don’t know about you, but that changes my perspective about today and tomorrow.
How can it not?
I’m carrying this Word in my heart today, with a smile on my face.
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Knowing how Jesus lived and that he wasn’t accepted makes him more real and relatable. And knowing that Jesus faced rejection for who he was makes it easier when we face it too. It’s in those moments I know Jesus knows how I’m feeling and that is extremely comforting!
Hi dear Dawn
Oh, that truth never cease to fill my heart with joy! What are we to do except receive Him into our hearts, loving Him, the source of all love, and walking with Him! And what can bring more joy than doing just that! Over via Bonnie’s.
Ah, yes. What a perspective changer! Chosen. Adopted. Loved. So good, Dawn! Thanks for this encouragement. Thank you for stopping by my place today too!
Yes, Dawn, this is a verse I am continually in awe of: “Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.” When I think about the Creator of the Universe creating me and loving me and adopting me into His family as one of His precious children, I can’t fathom that love. Great reminders of who we are and whose we are in Him. Thank you for sharing. Wonderful words.