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 NKJV
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us; remarkable words. The living Word of God put on the same flesh we wear and walked among man – and man didn’t recognize him. The preceding verses tell us: He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
So should we wrestle with whether or not people see Jesus in us? As it was so beautifully pointed out to us in church this morning, we are the flesh Jesus wears now. He is the Word that comes alive in us when we submit to Him. But apparently, no matter how Christ-like we become, there will still be people who refuse to acknowledge Him in their midst.
When asked to prove God’s existence, which has always baffled me, I have to admit that I don’t have the proof they need. Proof is only proof when it’s the proof we’re looking for. Jesus dealt with the same unbelief in the days when He walked the earth. Show us a sign, the crowds demanded of Him. There He was, God Himself, in the flesh, walking their streets, living among them; the signs and wonders He presented to them would have brought Sodom and Gomorrah to their knees in repentance, but the hardness of the hearts that beheld His skin-clothed face demanded even more evidence.
In scripture, Jesus asks His disciples who they believe Him to be. The only right answer was revealed through God the Father, not through man.
He [Jesus] said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”
Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. Matthew 16:15-17 NKJV
Renew your mind through God’s Word (Romans 12:2) – and leave the rest to Him.