Jesus' Footprints

The World Knew Him Not

Posted on: 12 Mar 2011

Today my soulmate and I watched the movie, The Gospel of John.  Near the beginning of the movie, there is a long scene where Jesus walks past the people and no one looks at Him–it’s as if He were invisible.  This reminded me of what Isaiah said.   “He has no form or comeliness;  And when we see Him,  There is no beauty that we should desire Him.   He is despised and rejected by men,  A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.  And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him;  He was despised, and we did not esteem Him” (Isaiah 53:2, 3). 

And the scene brought John’s words to life.  He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him (John 1:10).

I could not help but marvel at the fact that the Savior was walking past these people and they didn’t even notice Him.  God in the flesh was among them but they went about their business as usual.  For them nothing had changed.  It was another ordinary day.  Little did they know that the Lamb who came to take away the sins of the world was about to change their lives–forever.

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