John 1:6-11

Our devotions this Lenten season have been written by members of Faith Lutheran Church.  Today’s devotion is by Gene and Karen Ellison.  Also, if you would like to join our staff in praying the liturgy for Responsive Prayer/Suffrages just click here.


There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light. The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.  He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him. He came to what was his own, and his own people did not accept him.  John 1:6-11


Have you ever been in a situation where someone introduces you to someone else? You exchange names, maybe shake hands and move along.  Within 3 minutes you have forgotten the name of the person you just met.  Why is that?


You heard their name, you repeated their name and you shook hands. Were you really listening, were you thinking about something else, maybe what this new acquaintance is thinking about you.  Why do we sometimes have difficulty meeting and remembering someone?  Maybe if we fully open ourselves to receive someone, we will truly receive and remember them.


In John 1:6-11 we hear how John the Baptist was sent by God to testify to the light that was Jesus, so that through him al might believe.  Jesus was in the world, the world he created, yet the world did not recognize him.  God sent John to introduce Jesus but just like our introduction that goes for naught, the same happened to the light of the world.


Let us pray:  God, please open our hearts to receive you.  Let us believe in the name of Jesus so that we can become children of God.   Amen.


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