He came into the very world he created, but the world didn’t recognize him. He came to his own people, and even they rejected him.
John 1:10-11 NLT
Verse three of John 1 has already told us that God, through Jesus Christ, created the whole beautiful world. He made a garden of perfection – Eden – in which to place the first man and woman – Adam and Eve. When they believed Satan over God and ate the fruit they were commanded not to eat, they rejected God. He then rejected them from living in the paradise He had created, and fellowship was broken. He still loved them, but they had chosen not to have intimate fellowship with Him.
So He sent His Son to be born as a Baby and grow into manhood, showing the way to God through love – loving God and loving others. And they rejected, mocked, and killed Him.
For God so loved the world…
Truer words were never spoken. On the third day, He arose from death, proving Himself to be God, and worthy of all glory, honor, and praise!
Listen to this beautiful song, The Love of God, sung by Dallas Holm.
But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God.
John 1:12-13 NLT
The love of God!! He not only loved and forgave those who tortured and killed Him, but made a way for them to be received into heaven as sons and daughters! It is mind-boggling.
...“Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Acts of the Apostles 2:38 NLT
“Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.
Revelation 3:20 NLT
Soon He will return to receive His own and rescue them from the wrath of God, which is finally coming on the world. Please don’t wait to receive this unspeakable gift, offered by the world’s greatest Giver.