The same came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus. Philip cometh and telleth Andrew: and again Andrew and Philip tell Jesus. And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified. (John 12:21-23)
Today's Morsel:During the Vietnam war, many entertainers would be brought by the United Service Organization (USO) to Vietnam to entertain the troops. Many of the troops couldn't wait to see Bob Hope, Martha Rae, and some of the others as they always made them laugh and forget the time of war.
Jesus often, made the comment that His time was not yet. In other words, it wasn't time for Him to depart out of this world, because some had not come to know Him and to seek after Him. But when the Gentiles came to Philip and said, "Sir, we would see Jesus", Jesus commented to His disciple, "The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified." He was saying that now is the time that I will be lifted up and depart out of this world; now is the time that I will reveal to you who I truly am. Now will the scripture be fulfilled which says, "And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life" (John 3:13-15). Many are still looking for Him today and it is up to each of us to reveal Him to them. Are you looking for Jesus today? Where have you been looking? Jesus said that you can find Him, when you search for Him with all your heart. When He's your desire and hope, nothing can stop you from finding Him.
Sing: Oh I want to see Him, look upon His face, there to sing forever of His saving grace, on the streets of glory, let me lift my voice, cares all past, home at last ever to rejoice.