Dwell with me
Week beginning: 21st July, 2019 | By Mark Jones | Surrey
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.John 1:14 (NIVUK)
Ask someone what they think lawyers are full of and you probably won't get the response "grace and truth". More like "full of greed and aloof". It may be an unfair generalisation, but it is a common perception/representation of lawyers that we are distant and uncaring. That irks, doesn't it?
Many perceive God as distant and uncaring. That is the God they then choose to reject. It is a perception that is false beyond all reasonable doubt and it has grave consequences, now and eternally.
The God of the Bible is not aloof. John says we have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son. He came from the Father as the high king of heaven, not ethereal and distant but in flesh as a servant. Our fine words don't successfully fool him that we have no mess – he chooses to make his dwelling among us, in the midst of our mess.
Your path this week may cross with someone believing lies about God. If we have seen his glory, do we care enough to introduce them to the one full of grace and truth who made his dwelling among us and gave his life?
1. In the mess of the week to come, for deeper acceptance of and gratitude for Christ's dwelling among us.
2. For others to come to see the glory of the one and only Son.