welcoming our creator

marmsky May (5)

welcoming our creator

devotions from Jefferson Vann # 2372

John 1:10-13

Joh 1:10 He was in the world, and the world was created through him, and the world did not recognize him.
Joh 1:11 He came to his own creation, and his own creation did not welcome him.
Joh 1:12 But to everyone who did welcome him, he gave them the right to be children of God, to the believers in his name,
Joh 1:13 who were produced as offspring, not from blood relations, nor from carnal desire, nor from the desire of a husband, but from God.

welcoming our creator

If I were inclined to push Calvinism or Arminianism, I could do either with this passage. Instead, I think John wanted to emphasize the fact that Christ came into a world that refused to welcome him. As an evangelist, he would want to encourage all his readers to join him in welcoming Christ, and he assures those who dare to believe that they can become children of God. As a worshiper, he would want to praise God for his loving choice to produce children among us for eternity.

LORD, we praise you for your love, and we ask you to use us to reach a world who does not recognize its creator.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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