Beyond

People love miracles. When Jesus was healing and feeding the crowds, He was everyone’s hero; and the atmosphere was exciting. People were pressing in to get a glimpse of what was happening, however, Jesus saw beyond the cheers and accolades. Consider this moment early in His ministry:

“Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover, during the feast, many believed in His name when they saw the signs which He did. But Jesus did not commit Himself to them, because He knew all men, and had no need that anyone should testify of man, for He knew what was in man.” – John 2:23-25 NKJV

What lay beyond the cheers and accolades were the hearts behind the voices. He knew they were only interested in the sensational, but He didn’t rebuke them, belittle them, mock them, or punish them…He just quietly moved on. It can be the same way with us. There can be powerful songs, illustrations or stories that move us to tears, while the deep chambers of our heart remain unchanged.

What’s in your heart? When you think about the Lord, what’s foremost? Is it Him personally, or something you’re hoping to see Him do? Don’t rush past the quiet in pursuit of the noise, because you may miss the best moment of all.

About cchrisholland

...Christ-follower, husband, dad, minister, and chronic day-dreamer
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