May 19, 2022

Jesus Welcomes Curiosity


Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your instructions. Psalm 119:18

When you were a teen, do you remember your parents saying something like, “Nothing good happens after midnight?

Well, your parents were pretty much right:  people wait until the cover of night falls to carry out what they shouldn’t be doing or just what they wouldn’t want to be seen doing in the daytime.

The Bible has a curious story about a religious leader who wanted to talk to Jesus, but he didn’t really want anyone to know about it, so he came to Jesus at night, under the cover of darkness. His name was Nicodemus; he’d seen Jesus’ miracles and he was curious. Spiritually, his eyes were closed, and he just couldn’t understand the new paradigm of spiritual rebirth that Jesus offered.

Nicodemus needed to be willing to come into the light.  “God’s light came into the world,” Jesus explained to him, “but people loved the darkness more than the light, for their actions were evil.  All who do evil hate the light and refuse to go near it for fear their sins will be exposed. But those who do what is right come to the light so others can see that they are doing what God wants” (John 3:19-21).

Scripture indicates that Nicodemus did decide to follow Jesus, and you can read about him defending Jesus and helping bury Jesus’ body in the book of John (see John 7:50-52, John 19:38-42).

Are you, like Nicodemus, curious about Jesus? If you are, it is God’s Holy Spirit that is leading you and He is the one who will open your spiritual eyes if you ask Him to.

“For all who are led by the Spirit of God,” Scripture says, “are children of God” (Romans 8:14).


Resource reading: John 3:1-21