Dying to Live – In the Wake of Our King
20 Now there were some Greeks among those who were going up to worship at the feast; 21 these then came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and began to ask him, saying, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” 22 Philip *came and *told Andrew; Andrew and Philip *came and *told Jesus. 23 And Jesus *answered them, saying, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24 Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. 25 He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it to life eternal. 26 If anyone serves Me, he must follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also; if anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.
The seen in this life can be so much more compelling than the unseen. The now can capture our attention far more than the then. The crowd is attracted to Jesus because He’s done something in the here and now that they can see. But the real miracle is not the resurrection of a man who will die again. The real miracle is securing a permanent resurrection. An eternal harvest from every tribe, tongue, and nation.