I have been
reminded from Zimbabwe that a new article is overdue.- thank you. I have been
very busy doing a course in TEASOL – to teach English as a second language. If I
was much younger, this skill would enable me to travel many places teaching
English, however I shall be content to help the many migrants in Toowoomba.
Now for something I have been enjoying from John 12:
This chapter concludes the public ministry of our Lord. It
hassome very serious conclusions about
the final judgement of all who have rejected Jesus Christ as the Lord from
heaven. But the part I find encouraging is the inclusion, by the writer, of the inquiry of the
Gentiles to see Jesus. On several occasions John the writer highlights the
grace of God embracing the whole world (John 3:16).
Some will remember the chorus
Jesus loves the little children
All the children of the world
And so He does.
Gentile philosophy was about triumph by strength of might or
argument, but the Lord by contrast says His path to triumph is through
humiliation and His death on a cross (Lifted up).
On several occasions the Lord made it clear that “he who
humbles himself will be exalted” and most important is for this exaltation to
be done by the Father. Glory here and now is very temporary. Honour in the next
life will be forever.