John 13:31-32 NIVUK
31 When he was gone, Jesus said, ‘Now the Son of Man is glorified and God is glorified in him. 32 If God is glorified in him, God will glorify the Son in himself, and will glorify him at once.
I’m fascinated by the way in which John writes about Jesus being glorified. He’s not looking at Palm Sunday when he does so, with the crowds proclaiming him king, nor at his miracles where he astonishes with his power, but at his betrayal by Judas and his death on the Cross. What a contrast to what we might see as glory. Could he be trying to tell us that God’s greatness and character is most clearly seen in self-sacrifice and putting others first despite personal cost, rather than seeking comfort and adulation?
Jesus, what might it look like for you to be glorified in me today?