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What would it be like to see Jesus - really see Jesus - just as he was, and just as he is? Chances are, no matter what our current ideas, if we saw Jesus clearly we would be surprised.

Seeing Jesus clearly is not a matter simply of his physical makeup, but of the character and spirit of who Jesus is.

Take time for another look at Jesus now, and prepare to learn something new about how you see him.

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Listen

"Now my soul is troubled. And what should I say—'Father, save me from this hour'? No, it is for this reason that I have come to this hour. Father, glorify your name." Then a voice came from heaven, "I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again." The crowd standing there heard it and said that it was thunder. Others said, "An angel has spoken to him." Jesus answered, "This voice has come for your sake, not for mine."

John 12:27-30

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Think

Ever been in a tight spot, the kind where your stomach is doing flip flops? Ever wished to just be out of such a spot?

Not Jesus; even in the tightest spots, Jesus was determined! “This is what I came for,” he said.

Today, you may find yourself in a hard place, tested, and maybe a bit scared. Don’t take the easy way out. Pull the belt tight on your “big person’s britches” and go forward with confidence, Christ-like confidence.

You might just hear the voice of God affirming your actions!

Bo Prosser

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Pray

Almighty God, sometimes I’m afraid and don’t want to move forward. On those days, please give me the strength and confidence to live so that others might see Jesus. Amen.

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Go

Look there at Jesus.
Who do you see?
Messiah,
Friend,
Leader,
Life-changer,
Champion,
God-revealer.

Follow him.

Bo Prosser

Bo Prosser is coordinator for missional congregations with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship in Atlanta, Georgia. He is an author, speaker, songwriter, and collector of old Coca-Cola "stuff."

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