We’re getting close to the end. The 12th chapter of John’s Gospel comes just before the Last Supper narrative, and we see the contrast between the Greeks who want to see Jesus (John 12:21) and His own people who are blind to His identity (John 12:40).
From Genesis on, we encounter the stories of people much like us. They desperately wanted to see God, but they were also afraid of being seen by Him. In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus points to the paradox of the cross. He will be glorified when He is made vulnerable on Calvary. Humanity will see the feet of God nailed for our offenses. We will see the back of God beaten for our brokenness, and we will see the face of God disfigured for our sake.
Vulnerability is a terrifying thing. Even with those we love the most, there is always an element of fear in revealing our hearts to another. And yet this is what we are called to as followers of Jesus.
Today, Courtney Brown shares about vulnerability, our desire for it and our fear of it.
2. When have you experienced the unconditional love of Jesus in the sacrament of Confession or the Eucharist?
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Taking it Offline
- Be vulnerable with Jesus in prayer today. Don’t hide your heart from Him.
- Thank someone today who has loved you faithfully and shown you God’s love.
- Let someone know that they are appreciated today.
Sometimes we miss seeing God because we are so busy. Don’t be so busy today that you miss what God is saying to you!