John 1:1-18 or 1:1-5, 9-14
No one has ever surpassed John’s powerful description of the Incarnation Event — the miracle of the infinite God who comes to us and reveals Himself to us in the Person of a tiny, vulnerable human Child. “In Him was life and the life was the Light of men” (Jn. 1:4). John is telling us that in and through the Lord Jesus, God has made it possible for us to experience His Power and Love in the depths of our existence so that we may have fullness of life. But did you notice the unexpected turn John makes in the middle of his description? Turning from this scheme of grace and light and life, John suddenly says, “To His own He came, yet His own did not accept Him” (Jn. 1:11). Then just as suddenly, John returns once again to the scheme of Grace, saying, “And we have seen His glory. The glory of an only Son coming from the Father, filled with enduring love”…
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