“Sir, we would see Jesus” (John 12:21).
This was the request of some Greeks, addressed to Philip of Bethsaida. At that time, the Greeks belonged to a very elite and cultured race. They were surrounded by beauty, art, worldly wisdom, and knowledge. No doubt they spent many hours in pleasure seeking and intellectual striving and debate.
However, when they heard of the Lord Jesus, something made them realize that there was something — some One — that surpassed all their earthly ambition and rational-
ism. Back at home they could contemplate great and wonderful things. But here was a Person that superseded all that.
Just so, today we have One who surpasses all that this world can offer. If there is an unsaved young person reading this calendar, my prayer is that you would have a burning desire, not only to see Jesus, but to come to know Him as Savior and Lord of your life. Like Saul of Tarsus, who later, as the Apostle Paul, could say, “That I may know Him” (Philippians 3:10). And as John records: “This is life eternal, that they might know Thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom Thou hast sent” (John 17:3).