Unless a Grain of Wheat Meditation

A disciple speaks...a meditation..

“The hour has come! Did you hear what the master just said?

The hour has come that the Son of man should be glorified!

This is what we’ve been waiting for, the golden age, our dreams as a race fulfilled~ a time when life will be sweet and just.

The prophets told us of its coming!

Daniel himself proclaimed it.

Don’t you remember his words?

I looked and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. He was given glory, authority, glory and sovereign power; all peoples, nations and men of every language worshipped him.

His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will never pass away.

I can’t believe it’s happening in our lifetime!

A new power, humane and gracious has arrived and we, the Jews, will now become masters of the world.

Where does that place us… we who are the right hand men of the master?

Where indeed?

We all know what this means, we’ve waited long enough for its coming!

Gone are the cruel and savage days.

TRIUMPH, GLORY, HONOUR! NOT ONLY THAT!

A GOOD LIFE! A BETTER WORLD, NOT JUST FOR US, BUT FOR OUR FAMILIES!

The trumpet call of eternity has sounded.

Heaven is on the march at last!

I just knew Jesus was the One, I’ve said it all along!

Didn’t I? Didn’t I?

The hour has come! Count me in Lord, I’m with you!

I’m signing up! I’ll stand by you whatever, wherever!

(pause) What did he just say there?

What was that about a grain of wheat dying?

Sacrifice? Naaah!

That’s can’t be part of God’s plan… surely?

No he said glorified before! I heard him!

What kind of glory could there possibly be in death?

Who wants to die? I don’t, at least not just yet.

No we must conquer!

What did he just say? I can’t hear with all the noise!

Follow him to the death? He can’t mean that?

Is it just me, or did I hear him say, in order to serve him, we must follow and be willing to die!

Hang on a second...that’s not right!

Go through that again? Is that what he just said?

Are you sure?

What do you think you heard him say?

So he did say that!

I’m sure that’s not what he meant though!

I think we need to tease that one out! Examine those words...interpret them properly?

It can’t be what he really meant! Can it?