During the Jewish feast of Passover, some Greeks arrive in town and approach Philip. They come with a request that the disciples must have fielded many times during Jesus's ministry. Had they traveled all the way to Jerusalem just to ask their question?
"Sir, we would like to see Jesus."
Philip shares their request with Andrew, and together they tell Jesus. But their query fizzles out and the story then takes a new turn. We never learn if they actually get to see Jesus, the one have heard so much about.
Were these Greeks genuine seekers or mere gawkers? What did they hope to see or want to hear from Jesus?