Lenten Devotional for February 9
Read: John 1:1-18
No one has ever seen God.
God the only Son,
who is at the Father’s side,
has made God known.
God is not hiding. God doesn’t avoid us. God wants to be known. That’s the story of the Bible. God wanted to be known by Adam and Eve. They didn’t have to look hard to find God. Even when they tried to hide, God came looking for them. God likes to be recognized. God came to Abraham. Abraham recognized and welcomed God’s presence; they had a special relationship. Abraham was called a friend of God. God came to the prophets so they could speak God’s message to people: “I want to be recognized by you.”
Eventually God stepped away from the script. God no longer used a spokesperson. God came directly to us in Jesus. Why? Because God wants to be known. God’s presence is sometimes mysterious and difficult to understand. But if there is one overarching truth in scripture it is that God likes being recognized. God is always in motion coming our way. God can be known.
Loving God, thank you for speaking directly to me in the midst of each day’s concerns and busyness. Help me to remember that you are reaching into all the situations and concerns close to me. Amen.
Where have you seen Christ this week?
*From The God We Can Know: Exploring the “I Am” Sayings of Jesus by Rob Fuquay. Copyright© 2014 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
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