Numerous clues surface in the Bible concerning what was to transpire sooner than later in the life of the Son:
Jesus as the Light shines into the darkness, yet man loved darkness rather than the Light.
Jesus came to His own, yet His own did not receive Him.
King Herod pronounces a death sentence on all male infants in order to murder the baby Jesus.
Such initial responses introduce the rejection of Jesus. What’s more, seven hundred years before He even took His first breath in that stable in Bethlehem, Isaiah announces this prophecy:
“He is despised and rejected by men, a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him” (53:3)
What endearment mankind displayed to the Son of Man. What care and concern they evidenced toward Him. Not at all. In fact, the exact opposite! And yet He still came to earth and continued to show unconditional love to a hostile humanity.
As light exposes darkness, Jesus uncovered the depravity of man. But to a world turned upside down by sin, the Son came to transform unregenerate hearts right side up through salvation in His name. He can do that in your heart today!