The Word of Jesus says, “And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself” (John 12:32 ESV)
Like some people, I too enjoy watching weightlifting. But one thing I’ve notice is that people who lift weights for a living, or just for showing off, have all of the stress or weight of the lift on themselves. They’re not only lifting, they’re also baring the weight of the lift. No so with Jesus. He only says for us to lift Him. We don’t have to bare the weight. He’s mighty enough and will do the drawing work of Salvation. Isn’t it good to know that we don’t have to try to draw anyone to Jesus? He said, “I’ll draw all people to myself.” Aren’t you glad Jesus took the load of lifting onto Himself?
To lift Jesus is simply to use our voices to tell the world about Him; His gracious plan of Salvation. It means to let others know that it was Jesus who came and died, and rose again to save us from our sin. May it be your aim today and everyday to share Him to someone else. Ask God to open a door for you to share Jesus through an encouraging word or deed, with the purpose of leading others to Him. With Jesus, it’s in the lift, not the weight of the lift.
Father God, we thank Jesus for what He has done. We pray for ways to lift Him in our home, on our job, and in our community. We pray to exalt Him in everything. Since Jesus did all the ground work, help us lift Him to the world and throughout the church. Help us to lift Him in our praise by the way we talk and walk, as we travel these dark and evil days. In Jesus, amen.
I will keep on thanking God for making it easy to lift Jesus. By Hertistine Washington/keeponthanking.com