20/20 CLEAR VISION, YET MANY ARE WILLFULLY BLIND
“This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness” (Ephesians 4:17-19).
A reader named Susanne wrote in to ask for prayer for her newborn grandson who is not eating and is shaky. At the time of her writing, doctors were trying to figure out what is going on.
EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS
US Midwest: Historic August 2020 derecho destroyed over 1 million acres of crops, U.S. A devastating derecho ripped through several Midwest states on August 10 (for approximately 770 miles) leaving a path of destruction and over 404,600 hectares (1 million acres) of destroyed or damaged crops. Meteorology professor Victor Gensini called the event one of the worst US weather events of 2020.
Brethren, when you add this to extreme events causing loss of crops around the world, you can see it leading to Revelation 6:5-6 when even a loaf of bread will cost a day’s wages. Bible prophecy is in the Holy Bible for a reason. Those who don’t know Jesus as Savior are soon to be left behind and are in for the most horrific time that has ever been. God’s word does not lie. Through this and all the other prophesied signs we’re seeing foreshocks of now, He’s warning people to turn to Christ NOW.
Two storms head for US Gulf in rare hurricane season event. A pair of tropical cyclones forecast to become hurricanes early next week are headed for the US Gulf Coast and will spin over the Gulf’s warm waters simultaneously, a rare weather event that could cause massive disruption as they make landfall. There have never been two hurricanes in the US Gulf of Mexico at the same time.
California plagued by scorching heat, lightning, blackouts and even fire tornadoes. National Weather Service issued its first ever warning for a fire tornado. Photos of the “firenado” in California near the Nevada border reminds one of Sodom and Gomorrah. Pray for people’s safety and for the lost to turn to Christ. We are in epic times on so many levels in “20/20” but many all over the world are willfully blind.
California’s Death Valley nearly 130 degrees last Sunday, shattering August record for region and all North America. It was the third hottest temperature recorded on Earth and hottest since 1930s. Other areas of California broke temperature records as well. The western United States continues to see scorching weather from Arizona to Montana.
California hit by nearly 11,000 lightning strikes within 3 days, some sparking brush fires.
Explosive fire activity in California. At least 5 people have been killed and more than 30 injured as destructive wildfires continue burning across California. More than 770 structures were destroyed, nearly 283,279 ha (700,000 acres) of land scorched, more than 60,000 people evacuated and 100,000 more placed under evacuation warnings. The governor declared a statewide state of emergency on August 18 as a result of the ongoing wildfires and heatwave affecting the state. As of early August 20, more than 400 wildfires are burning across the state.
Colorado: A wildfire caused by lightning on July 31 has spread to 49,283 ha (121,781 acres) by August 20. Since rapid spread on August 19, this is the second-largest wildfire in the state’s history.
Sudan: Major flooding leaves 65 people dead, over 220,000 affected, 40,000 homes hit as of Monday. 17 of the country’s 18 states have been impacted. Hurricane Genevieve is packing winds of 130 mph.
India: Heavy monsoon rains trigger flood chaos and landslides, killing as many as 868 people across several states. The season lasts from June to September and wreaks havoc across South Asia yearly. The flooding in recent days has seen houses swept away and agricultural crops destroyed in various regions. Millions have been affected, with many stranded in fast-flowing waters.
China: The province of Sichuan activated highest level of flood control response for the first time on record on Tuesday as rain-induced floods continue ravaging parts of the province. Meanwhile, the Three Gorges Dam in Hubei is facing the most severe floods since it was built in 2003.
South America: “Very intense” Antarctic air mass to sweep across wide swaths of South America this week (August 19 to 22) with potential to bring historic cold and snow.
Ireland and UK: Storm Ellen brought winds as strong as a Category 1 hurricane and heavy rains to parts of the UK and Ireland through Wednesday night. Winds up to 180 km/h (112 mph) were reported off the coast of southern Ireland. Flood warnings remain in force for Scotland, England, and Wales as of Friday, August 21. Early figures from Met Eireann said the storm set new weather records in Ireland for the month of August, including the mean wind speed records. Ellen formed over the Atlantic Ocean, driven by the remains of Hurricane “Kyle” and was named on Tuesday evening, August 18.
Philippines: 6.6 shallow earthquake killed 1, damaged dozens of buildings on August 18, including a coronavirus quarantine center. Over 40 people were injured.
Indonesia: Two very strong earthquakes, 6.8 and 6.9, hit off the coast of southern Sumatra on August 18. There are no people living within 100 km (62 miles).
LAWLESS; WICKEDNESS ABOUNDS
AG Barr: 1,500 arrested, 200+ federally in DOJ crime crackdown operation. Operation Legend was named after LeGend Taliferro, a four-year-old boy shot and killed while asleep in bed in his Kansas City home. One result of Operation Legend included the arrest of the man suspected in LeGend’s murder. The thug killed the child after a dispute with the child’s family.
DNC Deviancy: Barack Hussein Obama said recently that President Trump was sending in federal agents to “peaceful protests.” Seriously? Do these Democrats really think we’re that ignorant? They know if they repeat their lies long enough and strong enough that many will believe them.
Convicted Rapist, Torturer and Killer Who Squeezed Her Victim’s Testicles with Pliers Speaks at DNC as “Impactful Community Leader” The Democrat National Convention this week welcomed convicted rapist, torturer and killer Donna Hylton to speak to their supporters. Democrats introduced Hylton as an “impactful community leader.” Hylton squeezed her victim’s testicles with pliers before he was murdered.
‘He Should’ve Ducked’: NJ Juvenile Detention Officer Suspended for Racist Rant About 5-Year-old Cannon Hinnant. Rome (Jerome) Smith, who worked at a juvenile detention center in Cumberland County, wrote on social media that Hinnant “should’ve ducked” when 25-year-old Darius Sessoms shot him in the head at point-blank range while he was riding his bike outside his father’s house. “Y’all always trying to sneak diss and discredit a black person being killed innocently by police. Blame cannon’s parents for not watching him!!! F Y’ALL,” he wrote on Facebook.
Black Lives Matter protesters angrily take to Portland neighborhood in dead of night: ‘Wake up, m*****f***er!’. The video, on the city’s 85th consecutive night of protests, shows a horde of masked demonstrators marching through the streets, waving Black Lives Matter flags, armed with flashlights, laser pointers, and more, shouting vulgarities at the local residents. They can be heard continuously spewing this vile statement.
Can you imagine the terror the children felt?! God is especially protective of His little children.
Portland Antifa/BLM Anarchists Almost Kill an Innocent Man after assaulting his girlfriend. VIDEO: “Antifa and black lives matter thugs are in charge of the streets in Portland. They pulled a man out of his car and forced him to sit in the middle of the street while they bullied him and beat him up. They were first beating up his girlfriend! (Shows footage of throwing his girlfriend to the ground). One of the antifa/black lives matter anarchists kicked the man in the head and knocked him unconscious.
BLOODBATH: At Least 50 Shot, 5 Fatally, over last Weekend in Democrat Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago. Remember that a vote for Joe Biden in November is a vote for this carnage to come to your city… in addition to what cities across the country are already seeing!
Parents dump their newborn baby in 5-gallon bucket of tar. They told a friend to lie for them and say their baby is actually the baby of these murdering parents when police showed up. Ronald Grabowski is a registered sex offender (“aggravated sexual assault of a child” conviction). He’s also been previously charged with burglary and drug possession. Both parents are charged with murder.
LAST DAYS OF LOT RETURNED
Disney’s “Owl House” is even worse than we thought. Disney Channel’s content is deteriorating at warp speed, getting worse almost every month. One Million Moms warned parents about the demonic show when it premiered in January. But the dark program has much more for conservative parents to be concerned about now that the network introduced its first bisexual character in the most recent episode. The lead character, Luz Noceda – a 14-year-old girl who wants to become a witch even though she has no magical powers, has now come out as bisexual. Disney confirmed this new development.
There’s a reason that Netflix is sexualizing young girls. Thursday was a bad day for Netflix, one of the largest video content providers in the world, as well as being a left-leaning organization that partners with the Obamas and other well-known Democrats. Thursday was the day when thousands of people got upset that Netflix was screening and promoting a new French film about tweens twerking as a form of liberation. The obvious problem is that what Netflix did is catnip for pedophiles. It also degrades our culture and encourages young children to sexualize themselves. Beyond the obvious, Netflix’s terrible decision points to a more serious problem in Western culture, which is that sexualizing children is a precursor of state control over the individual.
Joe Biden’s running mate, Kamala Harris, says she’s in favor of decriminalizing sex work. She says we should not be criminalizing women who are engaged in consensual opportunities for employment.
Tangled Web: Ghislaine Maxwell’s Nephew Worked Under Hillary Clinton at State Department. OK Magazine first reported on the ties, days after pictures surfaced of an Epstein victim giving a neck massage to former President Bill Clinton. Since Ghislaine Maxwell’s arrest on charges of helping Jeffrey Epstein abuse underage girls, rumors have swirled about her ties to famous figures including Democrat power couple Bill and Hillary Clinton. Exchanging favors, perhaps?
Pope encourages nun supporting ‘transgenders’ (men who identify as women), whom she calls “Monica’s girls.” In Argentina, a nun, Mónica Cremona, revealed that Pope Francis responded to an email of hers in which she told him about the recent inauguration of the housing complex for her “Trans women.” Francis wrote: “Dear Mónica, God – who did not go to the seminary or study theology – will reward you abundantly. I pray for you and your girls. Don’t forget to pray for me. May Jesus bless you and the Holy Virgin take care of you. Fraternally, Francis.”
Abortions Are Tax Deductible? 100 Legislators Urge IRS to Change Tax Code – ‘Abortion Is Not Health Care.‘ Over 100 U.S. senators and representatives signed a letter urging Dept of the Treasury to change the IRS code so that abortion expenses are no longer tax deductible.
LAST DAYS TRAITORS
First, Some Good News: In a UK poll from Express.co.uk, Trump backed to beat Biden in presidential election. One voter warned that Trump is “Americas last hope in maintaining its identity as land of the free.” A huge 80% (3,098 readers) backed Trump to triumph, with just 17% (666 readers) confident that Biden could come out on top. Interesting number of votes for Biden.
Support for Black Lives Matter repeats a lethal error of history. In the 20th century, thousands of progressively minded people supported Soviet communism. Believing this ideology was the key to a better world, they refused to acknowledge the horrific abuses under Stalin when millions were brainwashed, murdered or starved to death. Today’s progressives are behaving in similar fashion in response to another onslaught on civilized values, perpetrated in the name of an ideology with the same roots as Soviet communism.
Liberals Protest IN PERSON to Oppose Having to Vote IN PERSON (Video). Irony is dead and these indoctrinated useful idiots killed it. They want mail-in voting as pushed by the Demo-crats because it’s much easier to steal votes. FYI to the brainwashed: If you can protest in person, you can vote in person.
Pennsylvania Grade school requiring children to study ‘Book About Whiteness.’ The Leftist “divide and conquer” takedown of our nation involves indoctrinating children. Gladwyne Elementary School will require 4th and 5th graders to read Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness, which claims white people who relate to police officers or decline to watch the news are complicit in racism. The curriculum also assigns A Kid’s Book About Racism to kindergarten and first graders.
Michelle Obama’s DNC address fact-checked by AP over ‘distorted’ immigration talking point. Children in ‘cages’ claim is misleading, AP says. “She’s right that Trump’s now-suspended policy at the U.S.-Mexico border separated thousands of children from their families in ways that had not been done before,” the AP fact check continued. “But what she did not say is that the very same so-called ‘cages’ were built and used in her husband’s administration, for the same purpose of holding migrant kids temporarily.” They are chain-link enclosures inside border facilities where migrants were temporarily housed, separated by sex and age,” AP fact-checkers wrote. Dem lies and alibis; it’s how the left rolls. the tactic is called projection — blame the other party for what they’re actually guilty of.
Huge Guilty Plea in RussiaGate Ignored by CNN and MSNBC Prime Time. Kevin Clinesmith, former FBI lawyer, is expected to plead guilty to falsifying an email regarding former Trump aide Carter Page’s past association with the CIA. CNN and MSNBC employ at least three former FBI and CIA officials as analysts, though none appeared on air to discuss the Clinesmith case.
Single adults from Mexico driving rise in illegal border crossings into the US.
APOSTASY AND DOCTRINES OF DEMONS
Trump Saying Joe Biden Is ‘Against God’ Is a Legitimate Statement. In fact, leftism is godless. Apoplectic liberals seethed knowing the disadvantage in defending their grim beliefs. Most progressives eschew any divinity. Leftism developed into a cult-like ‘political religion.’ “They’re not interested in compromise. They’re not interested in a dialectic exchange of views. They’re interested in total victory…It’s a substitute for religion.”
DNC Muslim Delegates Assembly Moderator Skips ‘Under God’ While Reciting the Pledge. The Muslim god is not our God anyway, the only true God of the Bible. And no doubt, many at the Demo-crat National Convention would also prefer God not be mentioned in the pledge or anywhere else. In 2012, the Democrat Party moved to omit God from its platform altogether. While delegates ultimately voted to add the mention of God, as well as recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital back into the platform, the decision prompted anger and boos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX11IUjkEKs
Doctors Pen Open Letter to Fauci Regarding Use Of Hydroxychloroquine for Treating COVID-19. Americans must not continue to die unnecessarily. Locking down America while awaiting an imperfect vaccine has done far more damage than coronavirus. Thousands of lives would be saved with early treatment of high-risk individuals with a cocktail of hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and azithromycin. Americans must not live in fear. “The key to defeating COVID-19 already exists. We need to start using it.”
On Same Day as His DNC Speech AP Reports Governor Cuomo Killed 11,000 New Yorkers in Nursing Homes, Not 6,000. And It’s Likely Much Higher. In July, New York Governor Cuomo released a poster at his press conference that celebrated his coronavirus virus. The state totaled over 32,000 deaths. The poster was cynically topped with a statement by Cuomo, “Wake Up America! Forget the Politics, Get Smart!” This was an outrageous statement, especially considering the mortality rate in New York is significantly higher than any country in the world.
Virginia Plans Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations for All Residents. As Friday’s hospitalization numbers across the Sun Belt appear to confirm CDC head Dr. Robert Redfield’s assertion that the American COVID-19 outbreak has peaked and is starting to fade, the State of Virginia is setting a new precedent by seriously discussing forcing Virginians to be vaccinated with whatever rushed-to-marked candidate the FDA approves first. Virginia has been taken over by Democrat leaders and is heading down that road to a totalitarian government that Democrat leaders want.
Maine Governor Orders Restaurant Staff to Wear COVID-Visors Like Dog-Cones. Governor Janet Mills’ decree states that “front-of-house staff in restaurants who choose to wear face shields must now wear them upside down so that they are attached at the collar instead of the forehead, so that their breath is directed up, not down.” Given that air conditioning units can facilitate the spread of coronavirus, Mills’ order looks like another ridiculous and pointless measure. “As a symbol of submission, forcing us to obliterate our individuality by wearing masks was not explicit enough,” writes Dave Blount. “So they pushed the envelope even further. No one can miss the significance of making people wear dog cones.”
2,700 evangelicals warn against “politicizing coronavirus,” urge Christians to take vaccine. A coalition spanning the fields of science and religion have signed onto a statement billed “A Christian Statement on Science for Pandemic Times.”
Australia: Bosses demand the right to sack workers who refuse coronavirus vaccine. The Council of Small Business Organizations Australia has proposed a new law to allow bosses to sack those who refuse the jab. “If one of my staff members says, “no, I’m against it”, then I’m going to have to say, I’m sorry then, you are a threat to my business,” said Council CEO Peter Strong.
Welcome to the Global Gulag: Read about the Plandemic and the One-World Government Agenda (aka New World Order).
“Our Families Are Starving” says local businessman who appeared before the Board of Supervisors in California. Eighty people spoke at the meeting but one person stood out from the rest. Carlos Zapata warned the officials that a revolution is brewing, and unless they let businesses reopen, they will face the wrath of the people. Zapata said the people won’t wait much longer because their families are starving, which seems to be what Democrat governors want in order to gain political advantage over Trump. “I hate to think they were willing to bankrupt half of their states to accomplish that. But if you have a better answer, I’m all ears.”
North Koreans reportedly ordered to hand over their dogs for meat for restaurants. The move by Kim Jong-un is thought to be aimed at appeasing rising discontent among the public amid a dire economic situation in the secretive country, including food shortages. In North Korea, the wealthy, generally in the capital Pyongyang, own domesticated pets including dogs, which are seen by authorities a symbol of capitalist “decadence.”
HATRED OF CHRISTIANITY AKA HATRED OF GOD
Iranian courts sentenced a Christian pastor to 10 years in prison for “conducting Evangelism” and “illegal house church activities.” His wife was given a five-year sentence for alleged “membership of a group with the purpose of disrupting national security” and “gathering and colluding to commit crimes against national security.” These charges seem more similar to normal church activities rather than issues of national security. Many Christians are imprisoned in Iran.
Five countries that could be next to make peace agreement with Israel. In the wake of normalization of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), there are rumors that several other states could be next to sign a ‘peace’ agreement with Israel. While there are hurdles to normalizing relations with some states in the Middle East, there are others who view the UAE decision as a trial balloon and will react positively based on how the next weeks and months play out between Jerusalem and Abu Dhabi.
Repercussions: Israel’s Health Minister Yuli Edelstein [Likud] personally pledged to work against any initiatives to create a ‘Palestinian’ state in Area C of the West Bank. “To create a terror state from which attacks will be launched against Israel is an absurd situation. As an elected official, as a government minister, I won’t let us get to that situation,” Edelstein said.
The Mufti of Jerusalem appointed by Mahmoud Abbas of the PA aka PLO says citizens of the UAE will not be permitted to pray at al-Aqsa mosque on the temple mount in Jerusalem. He has also denied that a Jewish temple ever stood there. Kuwait joined in the fray, saying it would be the last country to normalize relations with Israel.
Saudi FM says no ties with Israel until ‘peace’ with [so-called] Palestinians. Saudi Arabia maintains its policy of not making ties with Israel official until there is ‘peace’ with the ‘Palestinians.’
The US is considering selling F-35 stealth fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates, President Trump said on Wednesday. Trump’s comments came two days after Israel’s PM Netanyahu detailed multiple occasions on which he told US officials he opposes such a sale. Netanyahu denied reports that the deal is part of the normalization agreement between Israel and the UAE.
Emmanuel Macron Swoops in after Abraham Accord Peace Deal Reached with UAE. After a phone conversation with PA/PLO’s M. Abbas, Macron said he told the ‘Palestinian’ leader he was determined “to work for peace in the Middle East.” He added: “The resumption of talks to reach a fair solution that respects international law remains a priority.” He hailed the agreement as a “courageous decision” by the UAE, saying it showed Dubai’s “desire to contribute to the establishment of a just and lasting peace between Israel and the ‘Palestinians.’”
WARS AND RUMORS OF WAR
Incendiary Balloon Attacks Keep Coming into Israel from Gaza. Israel’s IDF struck Hamas targets in Gaza on Thursday, responding to incendiary balloon attacks that had entered Israel throughout the past day and caused fires in various regions. At least 28 fires broke out in the Gaza border communities on Wednesday. More than 200 fires broke out in the western Negev over the last two weeks.
Rockets intercepted in Israel on Friday; IDF strikes Hamas posts in retaliation.
Also on Friday, Incendiary balloons from Gaza spark 22 fires in southern Israel.
Israel warns Hamas of war as Egypt seeks to ease tensions. Israel warned Hamas it was risking “war” by failing to stop incendiary balloon attacks from Gaza, as fuel shortages in the ‘Palestinian’ enclave caused by Israel’s blockade caused widespread blackouts. Israel’s army said its fighter jets hit underground Hamas infrastructure, and linked the strikes to “explosive and arson balloons launched” from Gaza. The strikes came as visiting Egyptian security officials strove to defuse more than a week of heightened unrest that has included rocket and incendiary device attacks from Gaza and daily Israeli reprisals.
Giving up God’s Promised Land for so-called “peace,” has never and will never work! This is a prime example. The so-called “Palestinians” don’t care about their own state alongside Israel. They only care about destroying Israel. They want it all.
Two US helicopters attack Syrian army checkpoint in northeast Syria. The incident happened shortly after a U.S. patrol was prevented from passing by an army checkpoint in the area.
MORE JEWS ARE RETURNING TO ISRAEL
Minister proposes bringing 4,500 Falash Mura to Israel by year’s end. Aliyah, or return of the Jews to their biblical homeland, is yet another important biblically prophesied sign that the return of Messiah Jesus is approaching. First, He will take His bride, His true believers, in the rapture, then He will return with them at the end of the 7-year tribulation. Time is short. If you don’t know Christ, you’d better wake up. Most Ethiopian Jews have made Aliyah to Israel, but several thousand are still waiting. Israel’s Aliyah and Absorption Minister outlined plans to bring 4,500 members of the Falash Mura community in Ethiopia to Israel by the end of the year, and the remainder of those eligible to immigrate by 2023.
IN THE SKY
A car-sized asteroid made the closest Earth flyby a space rock has ever survived. It zoomed by at just 1,830 miles (2,950 kilometers) away. The flyby wasn’t expected and took many by surprise.
Unusual triple comet flew past the Sun this month. SOHO, a robotic satellite launched by NASA and ESA, spotted three comets flying nearby. “It was a triple comet,” said Karl Battams of the Naval Research Lab in DC. “The two main components are easy to spot, with the third, a very faint, diffuse fragment following alongside the leading piece.” Comets that are not part of the Kreutz family are considered unusual. After observing the triple comet’s trajectory, Battams noted that they are not part of the fragments family, and it is not yet clear where the objects originated.
Mars is approaching Earth for one of its best apparitions since 2003. It’s now brighter than Sirius, the brightest star in the sky. “Suddenly, Mars is almost bright enough to see in daylight and an easy target for backyard telescopes. By the night of closest approach on Oct. 6th, Mars will more than double in brightness again, outshining everything in the night sky except Venus and the Moon.”
How appropriate! The planet named by the ancient Greeks and Romans for their worshiped god of war.
UNDER THE EARTH
This should prove to a scientist as an example that hell is also real, but…
Darvasa Gas Crater referred to as the ‘Gates of Hell’ crater has burned in remote desert for 50 years. It was created when a drilling rig collapsed into a sinkhole leaking methane while prospectors were on the hunt for natural gas. At some point it caught fire and has been burning since. One scientist who has studied the burning crater said,
“The idea was to look to find out if there was any kind of bacteria that were living in this really extreme environment. There are planets outside of our solar system that have hot, methane-rich environments. So, if we could find even microscopic bacteria living in this crater, it could give us clues as to where we might want to look for life on other planets.”
Kourounis said the expedition was a “complete success,” as he found bacteria living at the bottom that was not previously listed in the DNA database — meaning he had discovered new life inside the Gates of Hell. Some of the lifeforms discovered were metabolizing the methane gas present in the crater, relying on a process known as chemosynthesis rather than photosynthesis, so they received their energy from the methane gas rather than the sun. “These are really extreme forms of life, they thrive in places that anything else would find completely, totally fatal,” he said. “The place is so absolutely beautiful; I found it hypnotizing,” Kourounis said. “[It’s] this beacon of light, especially at night, it lights up the whole sky.”
The only true beacon of light is Christ. He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Him (see John 14:6). Those who refuse to see the hand of God in creation want desperately to find life forms of all kinds “evolving” on other planets. Well, they won’t find life on other planets, but they will find it in hell unless they turn to Christ. The Bible tells us there are worms (maggots) in hellfire that do not die. In Mark 9: 44, 46, & 48: “Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.”
God gives people a way out of going to Hell, but many refuse to open their eyes to the Truth of God’s word; therefore, they make their own choice to go to hell for eternity instead of spending it in glory with Jesus. “That which may be known of God is manifest” in mankind; God “has shown it to them.” So “they are without excuse.” (Read Romans 1:18-22.)
“For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them” (Matthew 13:15).
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not…
“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made 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 1:1-5; 12-14).
Softly and tenderly, Jesus is calling – calling ‘O sinner, come home.’