Reflections at Christmas 8
John 1:10-11, “He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him.”
He bore witness of Himself – a true witness, yet none received Him. He came to reveal the Father, but man “loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.” We embraced our way rather than His, choosing to remain blind rather than obtain our sight; delighting in sin over holiness.
In His love, the Word that upheld the world condescended to enter it, only to be rejected by those who did not believe and those who claimed the promise but failed to recognize Him when He arrived. Though He was the Light of All and we acknowledged His light in our midst, we denied The Word’s power to change us – nor did we desire it. We wanted our own way and do so still.
What love then the Father has bestowed on us in giving us His Son! What unfailing love that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us!