We Would Like to See Jesus
by Abiding Love
John 12:20 — Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the Feast. They came to Philip with a request. “Sir,” they said, “we would like to see Jesus.”
They wanted to see Jesus. These Greeks must have heard something about this man from Nazareth. Was it his message? Was it his miracles? But they wanted to understand him better. They wanted to know more. So they asked for time with Jesus.
We want to see Jesus. We long for truth. Jesus is the truth. We long for peace. Jesus is the Good Shepherd who leads beside quiet waters. We want to understand Jesus better and know him more. We want to see Jesus.
We want our children to see Jesus. We want them to know his eyes which look fondly upon them, his arms which are so protective, his smile which proclaims that all is well and that we are loved and forgiven. We want them to see Jesus’ actions which are how we have been saved eternally.
This coming week Jesus is on display for us.
This Saturday at Easter for Kids, children can come and see Jesus as he is revealed in His Word. They will see Jesus rise from the grave. They will see that Jesus is preparing a place in heaven for them.
And then on Sunday we begin Holy Week. We can come on Sunday to see Jesus unflinchingly ride into Jerusalem with the praises of the crowd. He knows full well the time has come to save the world.
We can come on Maundy Thursday, March 29, to see Jesus serve his disciples by washing their feet and then offering them his body and blood in the Lord’s Supper.
We can come on Good Friday, March 30th, and we can see Jesus’ full extent of his love for us. We will witness every ounce of suffering our sins deserve poured upon Jesus and we will witness our Savior willingly accept it so that he could atone for our sins.
We can come on Easter Sunday, April 1st, and we will see that Jesus did not lose on the cross. The victory was won and He rises triumphantly to proclaim that death itself has been defeated.
Do you want to see Jesus? This week is your opportunity.
Peace in Jesus,
Pastor John Gensmer
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