“He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God — children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.” (John 1:10-13)
Jesus, thank you that you came. Thank you that you inhabited earth, God as man. You really were here! So many saw you but didn’t really see you. Some walked right past you – some spat in disgust. I’d like to think I would’ve embraced you. Never doubted you. Certainly not ignored you. But so many times I have. I’ve lived my life pretending you’re not a part of it.
May I be one of the ones who simply knows how to receive you. You’ve already made me your child. Now I come, humbly, penitently – hands outstretched again. You have so much to offer me – but I often forget to ask. May I learn to be a child again, remembering how to be loved by you, Father God.
Beautiful! God bless you. 🙂
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Beautiful prayer, Ali.
Thank you Patti 🙂
Amen to that sister girl!
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Beautiful writing. I can relate to you thinking you wouldn’t have doubted him and would’ve embraced him…acknowledging that we basically spit in his face by pretending to live without Him is such an honest statement. I’ve been there 🙂
Thank you Janna 🙂 Yeah, we want so much to be 100 per cent devoted to Jesus, and in our hearts we are. But our flesh is weak. Thankfully his love and grace is enough to cover over all of our shortcomings, and He waits for our return.