Wednesday, 2 May 2012
2nd May 2012 John 12:44-50
Then Jesus cried out, “Whoever believes in me does not believe in me only, but in the one who sent me. ! The one who looks at me is seeing the one who sent me. I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness. “If anyone hears my words but does not keep them, I do not judge that person. For I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world. There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; the very words I have spoken will condemn them at the last day. For I did not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me to say all that I have spoken. I know that his command leads to eternal life. So whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say.”
I read these words and think "I know that, so?" and then I realise that this was brand new, earth shattering news to the people who heard it then and in the centuries immediately after. And so it is new news and earth shattering goodness to those who have never heard about Jesus or read the Bible. It's important to remember that.