John 12 marks a significant change in John’s gospel. John has completed his record of the eight signs testifying to who Jesus is and the emphasis now moves on for the rest of the gospel to the glory of God. Chapter 12 introduces this deliberate emphasis as Jesus decides his hour has come and he voluntarily moves towards his death. Chapter 12 reinforces some of the teaching already covered in the gospel as well as following the new emphasis. It is an involved chapter with many learning points, taught through narrative. Before we look at specific aspects it is helpful to read the chapter as a whole and so for this reflection I am simply asking you to do that. As you do so you may be struck as I was by several individual sentences and their importance that have not been previously emphasized to you. I found this chapter a chapter of discovery. I hope you do so as well.
Did one particular sentence stand out for you in a new way?
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty – Don Moen