When there is a tragic event in a community like a bad bushfire the political leader of the state or even the country will often visit and speak with the survivors. This can bring great comfort to those who are suffering grief and feeling devastated. The visiting leader can bring a message of hope and practical assistance. In John 1:14 we read about how God came amongst us through Jesus and brought a message of life and hope. “The Word became a human being and, full of grace and truth, lived among us. We saw his glory, the glory which he received as the Father’s only Son.” GNB
Imagine if we refused to accept the help the government was prepared to give us. Imagine if the leader of our country was wanting to make a difference to our difficult situation we might be in and yet we rejected it. It would be similar to refusing a lifesaving operation from a top surgeon. Yet, that is what happens when people ignore the message of Salvation that Jesus brings for all who follow Him. He is described as the very “Word” of God. So we read the verses in John 1:10-12, “The Word was in the world, and though God made the world through him, yet the world did not recognize him. He came to his own country, but his own people did not receive him. Some, however, did receive him and believed in him; so he gave them the right to become God’s children.” This is great news for those who love Him but sad for those who turn their back on His offer of salvation. Be the best witness of a loving God that you can. Forgive and say sorry to those you may have hurt and keep in close connection with Jesus. Remember that your testimony could point someone to Jesus.