“We wish to see Jesus”

Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the Feast. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, with a request. “Sir,” they said, “we would like to see Jesus.” Philip went to tell Andrew; Andrew and Philip in turn told Jesus. (John 12:20-22)

For many years people have gathered to see someone famous.  The queen of Sheba traveled to see if all she had heard about King Solomon was true.  “She said to the king, “The report I heard in my own country about your achievements and your wisdom is true.  But I did not believe these things until I came and saw with my own eyes. Indeed, not even half was told me; in wisdom and wealth you have far exceeded the report I heard.” ” (1 Kings 10:6-7)  Our greatest desire is to see our Master, Jesus.  The two greeks were comfortable talking to Philip.  What could have convinced these two men that Philip could help them see the Lord?   Can people see it in me, so that they may approach me about getting to know Jesus?

People wanting to see Jesus have a longing in their hearts.  What started the desire in the wee little tax collector who climbed a tree to se Jesus?  Why did the women bring their children for Jesus to bless, just because they wanted to see Jesus?  Was their desire out of curiousity or was it a need deep in their heart?  The desire to see Jesus is just as common today.

It is difficult for seeking souls to see Jesus in our “Chrisianity” today.  Jesus saw the importance for the churches to have Jesus in them so others could see Him.  The world cries, “We want to see Jesus!”  Are we a Philip?  Can People see that we are different because of our confidence in Him?  Not every church show Jesus the way he really is.  When Jesus came to a church and found a market in the church, He wasn’t able to be seen or do anything until He was the center of attention.  People were looking in that church that day, but they saw only distractions.

Dear God, may my own church never be cluttered with disraction, but be filled with the Spirit of God.  May every song, sermon, reading, musical piece & and Lord, just everything be done so that others can see you.  We don’t want to run with the world and be an immitation, just because the spirit left us.  We need a house where you can speak.  We need a house without screaming and yelling and rocking.  May God give us the grace that our services will show Jesus only.  The apostels never wanted the attention of listeners, they wanted people to see Jesus.  AMEN

We need homes like the home of Mary and Martha where Jesus came by and taught them.  Our homes should be so that whoever leaves will receive something of eternal worth when they leave.  Have we ever met someone who was different and then later found out that they were a christian?  Our attitude and language will show whether Jesus is really in us.

Would we live our lives if we knew others wanted to see Jesus?  Growing in the Lorf, we become a mirror of Him.   Remember, we never know who is wishing to see Jesus today.

 

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