Exit hour

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John 13:1-3

Joh 13:1 Before the Passover Festival, Jesus, having known that his hour came to exit from this world to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the last.

Joh 13:2 Now when the meal was happening, the slanderer had already put it into the heart of Judas, of Simon Iscariot, to hand him over.

Joh 13:3 Jesus knew that the Father had given everything into his hands, that he had come from God, and that he was going back to God.

Exit hour

John is giving his readers a glimpse into the mind of Jesus, as he sets up the narrative for the foot-washing. Notice that twice John says that Jesus knew something. He knew who he was: the Son sent from the Father God, and that he was going back to God. But he also knew that his exit hour had come. He knew that this would be his last Passover before his crucifixion.

What would you do differently if you knew you were in your exit hour?

Lord, help us to stay focused – to make each moment count, because our time is limited.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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