Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the festival. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, with a request. “Sir,” they said, “we would like to see Jesus.” Philip went to tell Andrew; Andrew and Philip in turn told Jesus. John 12:20-22
People from other cultures and language groups were coming to see Jesus. His fame had increased throughout the land. We don’t know how the Greeks came to know about Christ or how long they knew about him.
What the Greeks requested of Philip is the cry of many nations and peoples and tribes and tongues today in the King James Version: “We would see Jesus.”
People through the ages have wanted to get a glimpse of Jesus. Some for healing, some for salvation, some to bask in his glory. And still others, such as Herod of old and the religious leaders in this passage, wanted to see him so they could kill him.
In a sense the adage is true: no one can ignore Jesus forever.
Even as Believers, we come to Him for different reasons. What’s your reason today?