"He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him."NIV
"He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not."KJV
The maker of the universe, the designer of everything that exists was right here on this earth, as a man, showing us the Father and the way to eternal life. How did we not recognize him? What were we thinking He would be like that we missed Him altogether? If we immerse ourselves in the Word of God so that we get to know Him more and more, we will not make that same tragic error when He comes again.
Heavenly Father, how humbled we are that the very Son of God walked among us and we did not even know it. Forgive our ignorance, complacency, and fixation on the things of this world. Give us more hunger for the Word so that we will know Him more and more and recognize His voice. We pray this in His blessed name, Amen.