March 21, 2021
In our life, there are many losses, many “deaths”. They are especially hard because we can’t see the big picture. Jesus reveals the big picture and our Father’s eternal plans for us through the power of abandonment.
- Jesus ask us to be like the grain of wheat that falls to the earth and dies so that we will abandon ourselves to God and bear much fruit.
- Jesus wants to show us the difference in how we see things with our limited view compared to how God sees the fullness and truth of our journey.
- By us dying, fully surrendering ourselves to God, is actually opening ourselves up to being fruitful and letting God bring forth a fruitfulness from our lives.
- Jesus’s greatest period of productivity was when He surrendered Himself and died. His fruitfulness is still going on today.
- Our greatest fruitfulness comes after our surrender, after our death, after our entry into eternal life.
- Abandonment lets God Himself work through us and in us, to exalt us and glorify us.
“Truly, truly I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone. But if it dies, it bears much fruit.” Jesus invited us to put ourselves in a position of that little grain of wheat. What we see as dying is loss in our very limited vision. What God is showing us is the difference between how we see things with our very limited view and how God sees things when He can see the fullness of the picture, the big picture, He can see the truth.
So, the key to this passage today is the act of abandonment, like the grain of wheat. Abandonment lets God Himself work through us and in us. God wants to do this. He wants to exalt you, He wants to glorify you. He wants to bring forth from your life so much more fruitfulness than you can even imagine, way beyond what you could imagine. He wants to give you the joy for all eternity of an abundant fruitfulness; and yet, at the same time, He respects our freedom. Each one of us has to accept this act of abandonment of entrusting ourselves, like Jesus, into the arms of the Father.