Lord, you are the light of the world. Mankind has sought after you for over 2,000 years. The more the ungodly seek to squash your message, the further it spreads and the greater is your harvest. The crowd of witnesses who know you continue to bear witness. Grant that I may be your faithful one. I glorify your name, according to the good and perfect will of the Father. Amen.

“The crowd that had been with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to bear witness. The reason why the crowd went to meet him was that they heard he had done this sign. So the Pharisees said to one another, ‘You see that you are gaining nothing. Look, the world has gone after him.’” (John 12:17-19 ESV)