“Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour.”
– John 12:27
Have you ever broken a precious vast or a treasured item around the house and you were probably caught by your siblings in the act while you were young?
You know there is no escape from it. You dreadfully anticipate each minute till your parents return. You know you will be punished for it and there is no escape from the punishment. Whenever you get distracted and crack a smile or laugh, your mind goes back to the punishment that awaits you when your parents return so you cut the laugh or smile off.
Now imagine if you had to live your whole life anticipating this. That was how Christ lived and He didn’t even do anything wrong. He did it for you and me so that 2000 years (and still counting) down the line, we from the far ends of the earth can enjoy the same benefits with God’s Israel. Now we are heirs too.
THE COMING OF THE GREEKS
Ever read your bible and gotten to a place “gentiles” is mentioned and in your subconscious you tell yourself; “well, that ain’t me”? Oh well, that “gentile” used to include you till Jesus paid the price and severe the line of division.
In the book of John, we read the account of when the Greeks came to Jesus. As Selwyn Hughes put it, it is uncertain why the Greeks (gentiles) came to Him but the Greeks were known for their high regard for philosopher and because of their perception of Jesus as one, may have sought to include His philosophy to their many philosophies.
If you read Jesus’ response to the disciples when He was informed about the Greek wanting to see Him, one will noticed it brought the reality of the cross more closer to Him so that He started to talk about His death on the cross saying: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.” – John 12:24
This shows that the essence of His death is to severe every barrier and draw all men unto the Father. It was not an easy reminder for Jesus as you can see from our main text that it troubled His mind, the agony He will suffer for you and I, but this was the whole purpose of His coming, this was His passion and the coming of the Greek was like a prompting that the cross was nearer. Thank You Jesus!
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