A fresh start

John 1:10-18


The Word was in the world,
              but no one knew him,
        though God had made the world
             with his Word.
                He came into his own world,
          but his own nation
        did not welcome him.
     Yet some people accepted him
            and put their faith in him.
     So he gave them the right
           to be the children of God.
            They were not God’s children
        by nature or because
         of any human desires.
    God himself was the one
         who made them his children.

      The Word became a human being
           and lived here with us.
       We saw his true glory,
       the glory of the only Son
           of the Father.
       From him all the kindness
       and all the truth of God
           have come down to us.

John spoke about him and shouted, “This is the one I told you would come! He is greater than I am, because he was alive before I was born.”

Because of all that the Son is, we have been given one blessing after another.  The Law was given by Moses, but Jesus Christ brought us undeserved kindness and truth. No one has ever seen God. The only Son, who is truly God and is closest to the Father, has shown us what God is like.