Good things in unusual places

Good things can be found in unusual places.

It is natural to look for good things in places that are likely to elicit them. However, there are times when our search may not yield the anticipated results. The lesson is that good things are not always found in places that we consider ‘likely’!

When Nicodemus came to Jesus, he didn’t expect to hear the words that he heard. He came, pouring encomiums on Jesus but was startled to the foundation of his belief system by the assertions of Jesus.

Maybe, he thought that Jesus was another Jewish Rabbi (Teacher) that came to validate the Jewish religion taking, the religion a step further – with great teaching and miracles. Jesus told him that to inherit the Kingdom of God that he sought with his commitment to the Old Testament, he must be born again. He was ‘mouth agap’. The truth in an unusual place?!

He was a religious leader and teacher himself, but he didn’t know this truth. It is not enough to be a religious or thought leader in your circle. We must seek to know the truth. It is the truth that sets us free. Nicodemus came to realise the truth. He sought carefully for the truth at a place he thought the truth could be found but he didn’t find it there. How true this is of us today. We think that the truth may be found in our religious circle or denomination, but it may not be there!

Coming to Jesus may look unusual for us because we have been raised to believe that He is just a prophet. But He is more than a prophet! Coming to Jesus may look unusual to us because we have been taught be believe in some elements of religion more than the saving grace of Jesus. Nicodemus was raised to sew his religion as the final revelation and authority in matters of salvation and eternal destiny. But his entire world was rocked that night as he communed with Jesus. Communing with Jesus would change your life.

Nicodemus found the truth in an unusual place. He thought that Jesus was a good teacher and miracle worker but he didn’t expect to hear the words that he heard that night. We don’t hear some words until we come to Jesus. Jesus is the Truth.

What Jesus said to Nicodemus, He says to you today.

‘Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.’ (John 3:3 KJV). Don’t rationalise these words. These are the true sayings of the Truth. The words will be used to evaluate your life when your sojourn on earth is over.

Think about those words and do the needful before it gets too late.