Monday, March 30, 2015

Holy Week short devotional: Tuesday - John 12:20-36

Bible reading: John 12:20-36

Today’s verse:                      John 12:24 

Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, unless an ear of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.”

            Jesus told His disciples on several occasions that He was destined to die. At that time, they did not comprehend what He was telling them. It was only after He rose again from the dead that they fully understood His prophecies.

            Jesus likened His death to that of a single seed planted underground which would produce many more seeds. His crucifixion would seem like the end of His ministry, but it truly seeded the beginning of the Christian Faith. Today, billions of people follow Him, seeded by His sacrifice and restored to God through His Resurrection.

Who planted the seed of faith in my life? Am I planting similar seeds in the lives of others?

Prayer:            Lord Jesus, thank You for sacrificing Your precious life so that we can be forgiven and restored to God. May we become seeds of faith for You in the lives of others. In Your Holy Name, we sincerely pray. Amen.

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