Receiving the life light (Lectio Divina – Day 31)
I was challenged on Saturday to look closer at John 1:12-18 which gave me great comfort. Because when you receive Jesus into your life you become a child of God. Your biological beginnings matter not anymore to yourself because you then know that they simply do not matter. Becoming a Christian means you understand and accept this key fact. You have turned from darkness into the light. You have turned from death to life. The word of God becoming flesh and walking amongst us. This is a huge deal. This is of massive importance to humanity. When you read the bible you will be surprised at how relevant and reinforcing it is even in today’s modern world. To chose to become a part of this is to make the single most important decision of your life.
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. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John testified concerning him. He cried out, saying, “This is the one I spoke about when I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’”) Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known. (John 1:12-18 NIV)