“When I am lifted up, I will draw all men to Myself.” John 12:32
The truth and comfort of this promise has been impressed upon us lately. Neither victories (with their joys) nor defeats (with their sorrows) are to be our focus, but simply to faithfully exalt our Risen Lord by our lives and words. As bondslaves, we are to do our Master’s bidding–regardless of its apparent effectiveness. So the admonition to “not grow weary in well-doing.” Perhaps, at times, we are too concerned about “results” and “success” in trying to “bring people to Christ” and not concerned enough about lifting Him up and then trusting Him to draw people to Himself as He promised.
originally written November, 1989