“Now some Greeks were among those who went up to worship at the festival. So they came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and requested of him, “Sir, we want to see Jesus.”
Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus.” (John 12:20-22)
These verses in the book of John take place right after the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem on the week leading up to his death. People from all around were coming into Jerusalem. This included some Greeks which these verses mention. These Greeks had heard all about Jesus and the works He had done. And they wanted to see Jesus.
They went to Philip, one of Jesus’ disciples and asked Him. Then He told Andrew (maybe in excitement, maybe in bewilderment that Greeks wanted to see Jesus) and then the two of them went to tell Jesus.
There are some people today that hear about Jesus and come to us. They want to know about Jesus. This should bring us joy and encourage us to point them to Jesus. There are times when we are going out to fulfill the Great Commission that people will come to us. They will find out that we are followers of Jesus and like Philip ask us “We want to see Jesus.”
This week, let us as we go point people to Jesus and hopefully we have an encounter like Philip and Andrew had where they come to us wanting to see and know Jesus.