Wednesday, June 1, 2016


“To all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, [Jesus] gave the right to become children of God…”  (John 1:12 NIV)

The Child in Bethlehem would grow up to be a friend of sinners, not a friend of Rome. He would spend His life with the ordinary and the unimpressive. He would pay deep attention to lepers and cripples, to the blind and the beggar, to prostitutes and fishermen, to women and children. He would announce the availability of a kingdom different from Herod’s, a kingdom where blessing -- of full value and worth with God -- was now conferred on the poor in spirit and the meek and the persecuted.

-- John Ortberg in Who Is This Man?: The Unpredictable Impact of the Inescapable Jesus


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