How we treat our own

Reading again from John chapter one, I found myself thinking about the contrast between how God treats us and how we treat Him.

v.11- “He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him.

How often do we give the proper amount of weight to the fact that God Himself was willing to come to us.  That alone is something that blows my mind.  Who are we that He should consider us?  Yet because of who He is, He has chosen not only to reveal Himself to us, but to actually come here.  As a man. 

And that’s an entirely different thing to consider, that He would become like us!  To somehow be limited, to suffer with us.  To take on the human, that is, the servant’s form. 

And then to consider how we murdered Him, and He knowingly went through with it all.

And John, by God’s leading, also tells us this…

v. 12-13 “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”

God became a man, that man might know God.  That man might somehow be one with God.  How is it that we can question His love for us?!  Never has love been more undeniable.  If we could only see beyond ourselves…