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. - John 1:11-12, NKJV
God left His throne at the center of the universe. He set aside His glory, and He humbled Himself as He took on human flesh.
He came to His own – those whom He had created for Himself – but they didn’t receive Him.
They contradicted His Word.
They challenged His authority.
They denied His claims.
They questioned His motives.
They mocked His power.
They rejected His Person.
And God in Christ submitted Himself to their slapping, spitting, mocking, taunting, flogging, and stripping then allowed them to nail Him to a cross where He gave His own life as a sacrifice for their sin. And mine. And yours. His own death satisfied His own judgment for sin, and we are saved. Hallelujah! What a Savior!
From God's Story