Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Gospel of John 1:14 The Darling of Heaven

“And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth” (Gospel of John 1:14)

The eternal Son of God who, with a word created everything in our universe, took upon Himself the form of a man and lived in the very world He created.  Those whose lives he touched “beheld His glory.” Concerning all that Christ did, John wrote “that even the world itself would not contain the books that would be written” (John 21:25).  He restored sight to the blind, cleansed the leper and raised the dead. He brought peace to troubled hearts and hope to those in despair. With a word He calmed the storm and even the grave had no power to hold Him. But there is more to Christ than power, much more!

His disciples loved Him and were overcome with sorrow on hearing word of His departure. To them He was patient, kind and tender.  His acceptance of them was such that John could lie in His bosom (John 13:23). In remorse Peter would weep bitterly for having denied Him (Luke 22:62).  It is believed that all bar John would finally die for Him. They beheld His glory and experienced His love. He was “the good Shepherd” who would give His life for the sheep (John 10:11). The cross was carried for their sake. The suffering he endured was for their deliverance. The life he ultimately gave was that they might have life. He dwelt among them for a time that they might dwell with Him for eternity. In beholding Him they saw His glory. As they opened their hearts to Him they found One wonderful beyond compare.

Today, as in eternity past, the heavens wait upon His every word and cherubim fall in worship at His feet. He is still the good Shepherd to those who receive Him. He is the Darling of Heaven for those who look to Him alone. He is ever kind, compassionate and loving. He can deliver you no matter what your state. Why would you reject Him?

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