11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.12 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:13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. John 1
“Do not expect the world to accept you. For I came unto my own, and even my own did not accept Me. For they looked for a great king to deliver them, but instead they found a humble servant. And this humble servant came not to reward the deeds of great men, but to bring light unto those who would receive it.
For the world would look for a savior. The world would look for one to deliver them from all their troubles. But I have not come to deliver you from all your troubles, but I have told you to take my hand, and then in doing so, I will lead you through those troubles.
I have called you to live above the troubles of this world. I have called you to seek those things that are above. For then in seeking those things, you would then live above the troubles of this world. Many would promise you things in this life but in the end they will turn to dust, and wither away as the grass. For those things that are upon this world are not everlasting.
So live as if this world is not your own. Live as though you are just a sojourner. “
Stephen Hanson



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