“Welcome to the Neighborhood”

John 1:1-4, 11-14, 18

 1 In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.  2 The Word was with God in the beginning.  3 Everything came into being through the Word, and without the Word nothing came into being.  What came into being 4 through the Word was life, and the life was the light for all people.

11 The light came to his own people, and his own people didn’t welcome him.  12 But those who did welcome him, those who believed in his name, he authorized to become God’s children,  13 born not from blood nor from human desire or passion, but born from God.  14 The Word became flesh and made his home among us.  We have seen his glory, glory like that of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth.

18 No one has ever seen God.  God the only Son, who is at the Father’s side, has made God known.