Monday, March 25, 2013


Now there were certain Greeks among those who came up to worship at the feast. Then they came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and asked him, saying, "Sir, we wish to see Jesus." John 12:20-21

Everywhere we go, people want to see Jesus. Oh, they may not realize that they want to see him, but everyone has a void that only Jesus can fill. They may have seen certain aspects of the Church that haven't been, shall we say, praiseworthy. They may know people who are Christians in name only, but show no convincing evidence beyond their verbal declaration. Many who have been turned off by poor examples and outright hypocrisy might say they don't want anything to do with Jesus, but that doesn't minimize their need for him. It is up to us, who claim to be followers of Jesus, to be the best and clearest example of Jesus we can be. People wish to see and need to see Jesus. We are the only Jesus people will see. Let's represent him well.

Lord, may we always be good examples of you, the Jesus people want to see. Though we may often fall short of this goal, may it be our desire. Help us to make a conscious effort to live in a Christlike manner. May we determine that we will never be the reason people reject you, but rather the reason people want to know more about you and want to commit their lives to you. We thank you for those in our lives that reveal Jesus to us so many ways. May we be that person to someone else. Amen.

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