“Father, glorify your name!…Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out. But I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself.” (John 12:28a, 31-32, NIV)
The world was about to see Jesus’ enemies
But looking at the same events, what did Jesus see?
He saw all the powers of evil
driven out of our world forever.
He saw Himself high and lifted up, and
our entire race streaming to Him.
Do we see what Jesus saw?
but the battle has already been fought and won.
God’s love has already secured for us a bright and glorious future.
We are enjoying its first fruits even now!
Imagine Jesus Christ the first of a whole new race of human beings,
a race completely free from the curse of sin, death, and the fall,
holy and glorious as He is,
children of our Father in the fullest sense.