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A Pastoral letter                                                                                        22 March 2015

My dear people of God

Which Jesus do you want to see?

“Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” (John 12:21, NASB)

When people saw Jesus around 30 AD, what did they see? They saw Him relating, valuing, healing, restoring, providing, loving, and caring, in the power of God. When people see Jesus now, what do they see? They see us relating, healing, restoring, providing, loving, and caring, in the power of God.

"Sir, we wish to see Jesus." What is it that is so transforming, so powerfully healing about gazing upon our crucified Lord? What is it that draws us back here again and again as we walk through these sombre days of Lent and into the passion of our Lord Jesus Christ? "When I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw all people to myself." Perhaps Jesus was saying to Philip and Andrew, to the Greek visitors, and to us, that it is time to gaze upon him in awe and wonder as we allow our hearts to be drawn by his transforming love which calls forth a loving response from us.

The words of the Greek visitors can energize us and instruct us; perhaps these are words that we need to say, as well. "Sir, we wish to see Jesus." There is no other answer. We cannot talk ourselves into faithfulness. We cannot, by an act of will simply restructure our lifestyles which have left so little space for listening to the voice of God.

On this fifth Sunday of Lent, before we enter the week of our Lord's passion, let us take time and pray with one another to see Jesus.

Open our eyes, Lord
We want to see Jesus
To reach out and touch Him
And say that we love Him
Open our ears, Lord
And help us to listen
Open our eyes, Lord
We want to see Jesus

 

Archdeacon David Grobbelaar

Date Added: 2015-03-19

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