“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.