Daily Devotions

Daily Devotions

Jesus answered them, ‘The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.’” vs. 23

John 12:20-26

We might like to know about the Greeks who sought out Philip and said, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus,” but the gospel writer doesn’t tell us a thing. John had a larger purpose in mentioning them. For him the coming of the Greeks was a signal to Jesus that the hour of his death was at hand. Very soon he would die and his work would be over and he’d be able to say, “It is finished,” and the seed of his greater mission would have been planted. No longer would his influence be limited to the Jews. Out of his death would come explosive good news that would transform the lives, not only of Greeks, but of every person under the sun. We now see the fruits of that mission. The good news of Jesus Christ has spread all over the world and is being proclaimed in hundreds of languages. But even in these times and places where there is a church on every corner, people are still searching. They’re saying to us and to anyone who will listen, “We want to see Jesus!” So where will we take them? Will they need to see a pastor? Or could it be that they will be able to see Jesus in our words and deeds? Jesus showed them sacrificial love. What will we share? It’s a hard question, but for many the answer will be a matter of life or death.

Thought for the Day: Do people see Jesus in me?


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