John 1:1-2 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.” John 1:14 “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us…” (NIV)*
Cinderella doesn’t get any better than this.
It’s the purest, noblest, most heart-felt story of all…the greatest love story ever told. He came and died for his beloved bride, that he might be with her forever.
This is no fairy tale…it’s better. The King came because he loved the world. Sounds like a happily ever after ending…bride and groom united forever in perfect love. Sigh.
There was a glitch…we didn’t recognize him. The bride rejected His love. That’s the screech across the chalkboard story. After living in the flesh and enduring death by crucifixion…He wasn’t accepted. Ouch.
And His heart broke. For those unwilling to be reconciled to God through Him. Those missing the happy ending.
But, for those who do receive him, and believe in his name…welcome, to the forever after family of God.
John 1:10 “He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.” John 1:12 “Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” (NIV)*
*The One Year Bible, New International Version, copyright 1986, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois.