Don’t Forget to Ask “Who?”

“He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.”

(John 1:10 NIV)
  • A baby, hours old, turns her face toward her mother’s voice. She recognizes familiar sounds, soothing and secure from when she was being formed.
  • A dog in the house hears the family’s car turn into the driveway. He’s on his feet, tail wagging, excited, and ready to greet his master.
  • A detective finds fingerprints at the scene of a crime and looks for the one who left them.
  • We hear a familiar cadence or style in a song we’ve never heard before and recognize the composer.
  • We walk into a room after someone has just left and smell their aftershave or cologne. We recognize who was there by the scent he left behind.
  • We look at a picture by Norman Rockwell and immediately know the artist. His work is unique and remarkable.

We look for and recognize “who” by the clues we see or hear around us.

“He came into the very world he created, but the world didn’t recognize him.”

John 1:10, NLT

We look around at his creation and sometimes we don’t see the creator.

We ask: “How? How long? When? Where? Why?”

But we forget to ask: “Who?”

God left us clues so that we can know the “who” by delving into what he’s made. His hand, his voice, and his power is evident if we ask “who?” He wants us to ask all the other questions and do our utmost to unravel the mysteries. But we must remember the most important question—“who?”—and not let our human limitation, and our inability to comprehend all the answers to the other questions, make us doubt Who He Is.

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