John 12:32–“And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.”
Jesus was sharing with his disciples about the events that were to happen, but they didn’t understand what all he meant. When Jesus was lifted up on the cross, his death was certainly something that got people’s attention. But, when he was raised from the dead, these two events together was something the world had never seen or experienced before. The saving grace that the Lord demonstrated on behalf of this lost world, drew people together and drew them to God. There has been no unifying action like the death of Jesus Christ on behalf of all humanity and then being risen from the dead to the glory of God. Are we unified in Christ and do we allow Him to draw us together?
Father, please forgive me when I allow little things to distract me from You and the unity that You bring with other believers. I don’t want to get caught up in little quarrels and insignificant arguments when You are busy drawing people to Yourself. Keep me focused on You today.