April 7, 2020
Today’s Holy Week devotion is based on John 12:20-23, “Now among those who went up to worship at the feast were some Greeks. So these came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and asked him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” Philip went and told Andrew; Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. And Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.”
How are you going to see Jesus this Holy Week? If you are like me, you more than likely are watching worship services on your electronic gadget or TV. I thought the Bible passage above was fitting passage for this week as we hear some Greeks say, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” It is the same request that been made ever since by seekers, believers, and, most importantly, unbelievers.
But it’s not just the knowledge of Jesus in history that matters here, as important as that is. At its heart is a person’s desire to see something of God’s glory. Perhaps it’s God’s power, healing, majesty, joy, or comfort. While all those things are true, God’s glory is best seen in the ministry of Jesus. It is best seen in Jesus’ death and resurrection. That is God’s glory.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Lord Jesus, thank you that in your death and resurrection for in them, the glory of God is seen. Help us to share with others, especially those who are fearful, that your death and resurrection is for them. Through your Holy Spirit, we pray. Amen.