By, Tim Irving – Evangelism Team
Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews, came to Jesus by night to check Him out. He had heard about Jesus and all the miracles He was performing and the words that He was teaching and he had to find out for himself if Jesus was the real deal. Nicodemus, being a Pharisee, had clout with the people, he was esteemed and honored by the people, but he was still searching for a better way. How many people do you know that have it all, but are never happy or satisfied because they know they really have nothing? You may have all the material riches of the world, but if you don’t have Jesus, you have nothing. Material things will perish, but your eternal soul will not! Nicodemus knew there was more, a better way, and he wanted to be part of it. He first came to Jesus under the cloak of darkness, but later, when the Sanhedrin were degrading and plotting against Jesus, he openly stood up for Him. Then he showed his true faith when he came with Joseph of Arimathea to help prepare and bury the Lord’s crucified body. Do you only come to Jesus under the cloak of darkness or the safety of a Sunday service? Do you stand up for Him wherever you are, be it a crowd, a party, or only a couple of people? He stood up for you, you need to stand up for Him! How many people do you know that are searching like Nicodemus, knowing there is more, a better way? Maybe they are waiting for you to tell them what they need to hear? He gave us the answers, now we need to give them to others!