John 1:9-12 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
9 The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.[a]
10 He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him. 11 He came to what was his own,[b] and his own people did not accept him. 12 But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God
Today I am reminded that I am only a traveler here on earth. We all begin our journey in darkness and don’t truly know who our creator.is or that He wants to have a relationship with us. I remember the first time I experienced the LIGHT of Jesus. I was ten years old, It was an overwhelming experience to embrace Christs unconditional love and become aware that I am a “Child of God”.
If during this advent season we say we retelling or reliving the story of how dark the world was before Christ. It should also should remind us what our lives were like when we too were living in darkness.
When I was young I couldn’t begin to understand what verse 12 ment. ” But to all who have received Him, who have believed in His name, He gave POWER to become children of God.” My favorite Spider man quote “With great power comes great responsibility”. I am reminded that because I am a Child Of God I too have a responsibility to be a light to the darkness that surrounds our world: To bring hope not despair, generosity instead of stinginess, offer forgiveness instead of hate, and peace instead of violence!
I hope as you travel through this advent season that you will truly embrace what it means to be called a Child of God…