I Know I Received the Savior
Receiving is Believing
Scripture Reading: John 3:14-18
Key Verse: John 1:12
Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God
Yet to all who received Him” is a phrase I love to say over and over. As the old saying goes, “It’s music to my ears.” To say it, to read it, and to write it brings a smile to my face. I know that I am part of the crowd who “received Him.” I really cannot explain all the reasons why I received Him. I was raised with others who had received Him. That sure helped. I read a lot about Him—that never hurts the process. I listened to hundreds of sermons concerning Him; I know that moved me toward Him. But, with all that, there was still a struggle. I had plenty of advantages to encourage me, but I still had to wrestle with all the implications and lifestyle adjustments that would come once I received Him.
Now, years later, I testify that I know that I received Him. Was it a moment of time? Was it a process of faith building? I think it was a little of both. It is an unexplainable experience—that experience of receiving Him! If you have had that experience, you probably are relating to my story. Over the years there are so many waves of confirmation to His presence in our lives; it’s easy to forget the exact moment we truly received Him.
Tomorrow we will look closer at the biblical explanation of what happened when I received Him. For now, I will simply ask: Have you received the Savior?
Father, what joy and peace I feel when I focus on the reality of being saved by Jesus your Son. I’m so glad I receive Him! In Jesus’ Name I pray, amen.