Daily Devotion on John 12:20-33
Text: John 12:20-33
Wouldn’t it be nice to see a little of Jesus’ glory these days?
How great would it be for Jesus to pop off a little miracle, maybe change some water into gasoline since it’s so expensive now? Maybe Jesus could squirt out a little blast of multiplying the Wonder Bread in your pantry to save you a few dollars? Or how about calming some storms for us because it’s tornado season in the Midwest and almost hurricane season in the South? And at the very least, couldn’t Jesus squash just one or two of our enemies right now?
It sure would help our daily lives and strengthen our faith if we saw some glory!
In the devotion today we read about some Greek Jews who wanted to see Jesus. Undoubtedly they had heard about the things Jesus had done. But Jesus reminds them (and us today) where his true glory is revealed.
The glory of Jesus is found hidden behind pain and suffering and death on the cross. The glory of Jesus is found in his obedience and carrying out of his Father’s will and plan for salvation. The glory of Jesus is found when one denies himself and follows Jesus in humble service. Then, at last, the glory of Jesus will be seen in full splendor for all eternity in heaven.
What joy we have for the glory of Jesus displayed in his life and death for us! What joy we have in looking forward to the full glory of Jesus in heaven!
Prayer: Lord Jesus, you glorified your Father by becoming obedient, even to the point of death on a cross. Through your life and death you have become for me the source of eternal salvation. Keep your cross ever before my eyes that I may remain in you until you bring me safely home to your full glory in heaven. Amen.
Posted on March 21, 2012, in Church, Daily Devotions, Preschool and tagged Active Obedience, Church, Crosss, Daily Devotions, Glory, Jesus, John, John 12, Obedience, Passion, Passive Obedience, School. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.