Good morning all,
The word of the day is "purpose." As Jesus was nearing the end of his earthly ministry prior to the crucifixion, we see that many different kinds of people sought out his wisdom and guidance. Others just followed him because they were intrigued by what he spoke about and stood for. We see in today's passage that Jesus unequivocally lays out the purpose for which he was born.
“Now My soul has become troubled; and what shall I say, ‘Father, save Me from this hour’? But for this purpose I came to this hour. Father, glorify Your name.” Then a voice came out of heaven: “I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.” So the crowd of people who stood by and heard it were saying that it had thundered; others were saying, “An angel has spoken to Him.”
My question is: when is the last time you thought about your purpose? This subject tends to be one that we gloss over much of the time as Christians because we know that God does have a plan for us. And because of that, the language gets old and stale sometimes. My prayer is that each of you revisits what you think God's purpose might be for your life. What you do is important to the kingdom. Take some time and ask God to clarify any parts of your life that you feel are uncertain.
Praying for you,