10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. 11 He came to His own,[c] and His own[d] did not receive Him. 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: 13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. John 1:10-13
Even though all things were created through Jesus and He created all things, when He walked the earth the world did not know Him and the world rejected Him. He even came to His own people Israel and because of the sin and pride of the religious leaders of the day they were unable to see the Messiah before them. Instead of embracing and receiving Him, they screamed and demanded that He be crucified. This was God’s plan from the beginning that He would be rejected and go to the cross. But it is still incredible how blinded the people were to who Jesus truly was.
Those who do receive Jesus as Lord and Savior become children of God. When we come to Christ and choose to follow Him with our whole heart and all of our lives, we are adopted into God’s family and will one day spend all eternity in His kingdom. But those who reject Jesus Christ will spend all eternity separated from God. Without Jesus there is no answer for the sin that covers our lives. It is only the precious blood of Jesus that was shed that washes away and atones for our sin.
When we come to Christ we are born again. This is not according to the plan and will of the flesh, it is according to the purposes of God. Those who come to Christ are saved by the grace and mercy of Almighty God. He choose us before the foundations of the world and when we come to understand the depth of His love for us and His grace and mercy, we desire simply to use our lives to glorify and honor His holy and precious name. Let us not waste our lives on vain pursuits that have no eternal value. May everything we do simply be an act of worship unto the Lord. He is returning soon for His bride. May we be found prepared and ready and be busy with the work of the Father’s kingdom.