We live in this marvelous time when the revelation of Jesus Christ is available to anyone who wants to live in the light. Yet there are so many in these times that reject the message of the gospel and instead choose to live in darkness. Why is that? Perhaps an explanation is that our culture has fostered the notion that life can be had at our terms without having to endure any suffering or sacrifice. In the atheistic world we live in, voluntarily embracing the kind of suffering Jesus calls us to is considered folly.
Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said,
“I give you praise, Father, Lord of heaven and earth,
for although you have hidden these things
from the wise and the learned
you have revealed them to the childlike.
Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will.
All things have been handed over to me by my Father.
No one knows who the Son is except the Father,
and who the Father is except the Son
and anyone to whom the Son wishes to reveal him.”
Turning to the disciples in private he said,
“Blessed are the eyes that see what you see.
For I say to you,
many prophets and kings desired to see what you see,
but did not see it,
and to hear what you hear, but did not hear it.”
As followers of Jesus, we understand that service and sacrifice brings the greatest joy. Let the world call us foolish. We know that through Him we are blessed to have eyes that see.