Wanting to See Jesus
“And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast: 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. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.” (John 12:20-24)
Today’s Morsel: I can remember when I was in elementary school, we had gotten word that our State Governor would be stopping by our school. Many of us wanted to see him. What would he look like? What would he say to us? Many today desire to see those that they think are famous. In Jesus' day, He was famous. And He is still famous today. Many traveled from near and far to see Him. At His birth, the wise men came from afar. No man has ever impacted the world as He did. Many had heard about Him and desired to see Him. Zacchaeus climbed up into a Sycamore tree to see Him. King Herod was excited to see Him, hoping He would perform some miracle before him. One of the things that we see in scripture, leading up to Jesus’ death, was more people began f to follow Him and desire to see Him. Even the outcast wanted to see Him. “And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast: The same came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus.” What about you? When you attend church, do you go to see Him? If you go to see Jesus, you will not be disappointed with church. But if not, you’ll be disappointed every time.
Sing: O 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.
Thought For Today: “And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29:13)