In the Gospel of John we read the words of Jesus in chapter 12 and verse 32, “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me”. The context of the verse is speaking about Jesus being lifted up on the Cross of Calvary. I like the old hymn, At Calvary. Years I spent in vanity and pride, carry not my Lord was crucified, knowing not it was for me He died, at Calvary. That is the way most people live in our world today, blinded by vanity and pride. We must lift Him Up, so that he may draw all people to himself.
Our Churches need to Lift Him Up. We must get back to the focus of “It is all about Jesus”. We have gotten sidetracked by the need to please the crowd and give them something new. I am all for keeping it fresh and relevant, but we must get back to Jesus.
We need to Lift Him Up in our lives. May we strive this year to get closer to the Lord. I must caution to get close you must get clean. may this be a goal we work toward.
And by all means let us Lift Him Up in our Communities. If the Lord tarries this year may we find ourselves under the favor of our mighty God.
And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. John 12:32