Sunday, March 22

John 12:20-24

Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.”

John is writing of Jesus entering Jerusalem for the last time and explains that soon Jesus will be crucified, dead and buried. Jesus will be resurrected from death and live life eternally with God.

This is a mystery, to think that a grain of wheat must die to its identity as a seed in order to bring forth many new grains of wheat. It is a joy to know that Christ consented to give up his life to bring us back to God.

 

Prayer:

Dear Lord, Prepare my heart to be a believer in Jesus. Provide me with knowledge and wisdom to discern good from evil. Support me to make the correct decisions. Lead me from temptation. In Christ I pray. Amen

 

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