July 15, 2016

Friday
John: 12:20-26

Today we read some of the deepest words Jesus used to help us understand what our lives would be if we follow him. For many of us, that decision would include answering a very important question: Is our Christianity a theory to be accepted or a life to be daily and actively lived out?

And what is the honor God offers us in return? According to A. J. Gossip, it is "that He will condescend to use us, lean upon us, call for our poor help, give us a real share in His own agony and saving of the sinful world. And Christ expects that will not scare us away, but win us...draw us irresistibly.... Such faith has He in you and me."