Friday, March 14, 2008

Eyes open

Friday was a travel day for Jesus. Imagine the scene; the road from Jericho to Jerusalem is packed, literally packed with those making the pilgrimage. Jerusalem was usually a city of thousands but on Passover it swelled to as many as three million, at least that is what historian Josephus said. Think about how crazy it gets around here for a FSU home game, now multiply at least 50 times!

Can you imagine, there you are in the crowd, moving toward Jerusalem, asking your friend, "have you heard about this guy Jesus?" The whole time He might have been walking right beside you and you didn't even notice. You wouldn't be the first…or the last.

Last week I was teaching a group on campus and asked "what mighty acts of God have you seen lately?" (Psalm 145) Silence. No one said anything for awhile. Then a young man opened up and said "I guess I haven't been paying attention, I'm sure God is still at work."

The more I study God's Word the more I am amazed at the number of people who were right there and missed Him. But isn't He the one that said "but small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it." (Matt 7:14)

Be one of the few; don't miss Him as He passes by.

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