We’ve Seen His Glory
To the believer, the glory of God is all around us and in us. We behold it in His work of creation as we revel in the new birth of spring, the warmth of summer, the beauty of autumn, and the slumber of winter. We behold it in our lives as we have experienced His recreation of us through the water and Word of Baptism. We anticipate even greater glory on the day when Jesus comes again.
What heart-wrenching words we read, then, in John 1:11: “He came to His own, and His own people did not receive Him.” God sent His Son to save us, but not everyone enjoys that most precious gift. Some refuse to receive Him, rejecting the Giver and His gift. Some really haven’t heard or comprehended the gift Jesus brought. In the approximately 2000 years since Jesus came to His own, nothing has changed. Some believe; some reject.
God sent John the Baptist as a forerunner to witness to the Savior. “He was not the light; but came to bear witness about the light,” John tells us (1:8). Some, because of John, came to Jesus, listened, and believed. John was not the light; he merely witnessed to the true light.
We, too, are witnesses of the light. “We have seen His glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth” (1:14). Perhaps some, because of our witness, will come to Jesus and believe.
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, give me a passion to share the Gospel with others. Amen.
Blessings on your stewardship journey!