“So, You Want to See Jesus, Huh?”

John 12:27-36

 

27 “Now I am deeply troubled.  What should I say?  ‘Father, save me from this time’?  No, for this is the reason I have come to this time.  28 Father, glorify your name!” Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.”  29 The crowd standing there heard and said, “It’s thunder.”  Others said, “An angel spoke to him.”  30 Jesus replied, “This voice wasn’t for my benefit but for yours.  31 Now is the time for judgment of this world.  Now this world’s ruler will be thrown out.  32 When I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw everyone to me.” (33 He said this to show how he was going to die.)  34 The crowd responded, “We have heard from the Law that the Christ remains forever.  How can you say that the Son of man must be lifted up?  Who is this Son of man?”  35 Jesus replied, “The light is with you for only a little while.  Walk while you have the light so that darkness doesn’t overtake you.  Those who walk in the darkness don’t know where they are going.  36 As long as you have the light, believe in the light so that you might become people whose lives are determined by the light.”  After Jesus said these things, he went away and hid from them.