Reflections on John 1:9-14

As I mentioned, I am moving verrrry slowly through John to reacquaint myself with Jesus and remember why I fell in love with him in the first place. These are my week 2 observations of John 1:9-14:

John 1:9-14 The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. 11 He came to his own,and his own people did not receive him. 12 But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, 13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.” (John 1:9)

Jesus is the true light. We learn that he is the way, the truth, and the life in John 14:6. Light drives out darkness and confusion and replaces them with vision and clarity.

“He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him.” (John 1:10-11)

Jesus knows rejection. He was rejected by the very people he came to rescue. He knows how it feels to be unliked, unwanted, and rejected.

“But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,” (John 1:12)

Jesus gives. To those who would receive him, Jesus gave the right to become children of God. He offers an opportunity to be in right relations with–to become a very child of– God the Father.

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