Everyone is looking for you!
That’s what Jesus’ students told Him when they finally found him. The Teacher was looking for some quiet time to pray. Not to be! And it would only become more intense for Him.
The man healed from leprosy spread the news and so even more people began to seek Him.
As a result, Jesus could no longer enter a town openly but stayed outside in lonely places. Yet the people still came to him from everywhere.
Isn’t it odd that churches who claim to represent this sought-after Jesus, have trouble filling their pews? Something is definitely wrong with this picture!
After elaborate advertising campaigns, special events, popular speakers and all kinds of self-help seminars, most people politely yawn and go about their own business!
Why is the religion of Jesus unattractive, when the Man Himself couldn’t find a moment’s privacy?
Could it be that Christianity has lost its way? Gotten away from the teaching and persona of the Teacher? No longer looks or sounds very much like Jesus?
Isn’t the real business of every Christian and therefore every church to become more like Jesus? If so, a reformation is needed.
A return to focusing on becoming more like the Teacher! When this happens, people won’t be asking – Where’s Jesus? They will become His students and know Him!
What would Jesus say about this? Perhaps what He said to His students that day - Jesus replied, "Let us go somewhere else—to the nearby villages—so I can preach there also. That is why I have come."
Jesus is the Teacher! Is His Church paying attention?