Jesus: full of grace, full of truth.
I know, at times, I’m filled with a lot of things. Most times, those things are not godly at all. They’re a reflection of my humanness and sin.
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. – John 1:14
Every time I read John 1:14, I thank God that Jesus is full (filled, containing all that can be held) of truth and grace. For every inadequacy I possess, for every hole in my life, Jesus covers it with His grace and fills it up with His truth.
The book of John is a beautiful book that shows us that Jesus is the Son of God, He is reliable, He is true, and trustworthy because He comes from God.
… “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no deceit!” – John 1:47
It’s critical for us to recognize that it is still this Jesus who calls us. He knows. Oh sister, He knows who you and I are and still He calls us. He knows you may have problems following through, problems with anger, anxiety, purity, and sobriety. He knows! But more than your flaws and struggles there is Jesus who gives us grace upon grace from HIS fullness.
I love that the Bible includes the calling of the first disciples. We meet some of the men who were called to become Jesus’ disciples, apostles, missionaries, writers, preachers, and elders right at their humble beginnings. We meet them in the every day, the same place Jesus meets us, the same place we meet each other.
“Again, the next day, John stood with two of his disciples. And looking at Jesus as He walked, he said, “Behold the Lamb of God!”
The two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. Then Jesus turned, and seeing them following, said to them, “What do you seek?”
They said to Him, “Rabbi” (which is to say, when translated, Teacher), “where are You staying?”
He said to them, “Come and see.” They came and saw where He was staying, and remained with Him that day (now it was about the tenth hour).”
Even now, when we get a glimpse of Jesus’ presence in our lives, I pray we are eager to follow Him who still beckons us to “come and see!”. He longs to show us why we should believe in Him. He wants to be good to us and to show us good things.
From Jesus’ fullness, we receive grace and truth which cradles within it miracles God longs to bestow upon us in our everyday life, every day of our lives. Oh, joy!
As we journey through John, I pray we can accept all that Jesus longs to give us. I pray we can be women who love Him and trust Him enough to wake up each morning as the Son whispers “come and see!”.
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