John 12:21 “The same came therefore to Philip…..and desired him, saying, ‘Sir, we would see Jesus.’”
When Philip and Andrew went to Jesus with this request, He began to speak about His coming death. In Verse 24, He said “Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone; but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.”
He was telling them that He be would be leaving them, but they would be left here on earth to represent Him. When He was no longer with them in flesh, they would be His witnesses. They were to manifest the same Spirit as Christ to the world. On the Day of Pentecost, they were given the power they needed to accomplish this.
There is a Gospel song that asks the question, “When the world looks at me, do they see Jesus?” This is a question that we need to ask ourselves every day. The world needs Jesus, and as followers of Him, our lives should mirror His likeness.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, please examine my heart today, and help me to live this day so that anyone I come in contact with will see Jesus in me, and desire to know Him.
Devotion by Anne Johnston