The World Knew Him Not – John 1:10

He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. – John 1:10

Have you ever experienced a time where you or someone you know did not receive the recognition they deserved? Such instances are surprisingly common as people (including you and I) fail to take the time to give credit where credit is due. Nowhere is this more of a problem than in our failure to acknowledge the Lord.

The Gospel of John tells us clearly that the Word of God was made flesh and dwelt among us. He lived in the world of His own making. He “built the house” and yet the occupants so often fail(ed) to recognize it. It is sad when our efforts are not acknowledged, but it is tragic that Jesus Christ is not better appreciated.

Praise God if you see Jesus for Who and What He is. This sight is a gift that many do not have today. This gift of faith is what empowers us to embrace the adoption we receive by the grace of God. As old John Newton once wrote, “I once was lost, but now am found. Was blind, but now I see.”

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