They Didn’t Even Notice Him

Jesus knockingWhat an unthinkable scenario. The Creator came to His creation, and the creation didn’t recognize Him. The Maker visited those He had made, but they didn’t receive Him.

In literature, this would be termed an implausible premise, an untenable idea that no one would believe. The One Who made everything and everyone openly shows Himself to those He has made, and no one notices. He allows them to see their Creator, and they pay absolutely no attention. It’s as if He is not even there. The very notion is ludicrous.

But this isn’t the basis for some poorly-conceived novel. It really happened.

“He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him” (John 1:10-11).

Such is the effect of sin. God incarnate stood in their midst, and they didn’t even notice Him.

Yet, I have to wonder how many times I have done the same thing. We gather in His name to worship — He is there in our midst — and, at least occasionally, I barely pay Him any notice.

Is this just me, or have you encountered the same thing?

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2 Responses to They Didn’t Even Notice Him

  1. Mark L says:

    Quite often I wonder if I miss his presence because, as Elijah experienced, He comes in a “still, small voice.” Not the lightning, thunder, earthquake, or a big show blasting from the TV (or, dare I say this, the stage at the front of the church), but a whisper. Please Lord, help me learn to listen for You.

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