The hour had now come for Jesus to be glorified. The Jews said their Hosannas, and now even the Greeks who came to worship God wanted to see Jesus.
And in this hour of glory Jesus states that He must die.
It may be hard to think of this as glorious, but remember that His life was not taken from Him. He laid it down willingly for his people.
We too shall be honored by God when we lay down our own lives; when we go where He goes, and live as servants of Christ. It may trouble our hearts to go through the hardships He calls us to, but remember it troubled Jesus’ heart too (v27).
But shall we say “Father, save me from this hour?” Jesus didn’t. It was for this very reason that He came to the hour of glory, the hour of death. If God brings us to a place that requires a cross, then we must remember that He brought us there for that very reason. If we love our life we will lose it.
If we can lose our life… we will find it. And it will be something better than we could have ever imagined!