“Lost and Found” by Greg Olsen. Used with Permission. www.GregOlsen.com
Gospel – March 28, 2020 – John 7:40-53
Some in the crowd who heard these words of Jesus said,
“This is truly the Prophet.”
Others said, “This is the Christ.”
But others said, “The Christ will not come from Galilee, will he?
Does not Scripture say that the Christ will be of David’s family
and come from Bethlehem, the village where David lived?”
So a division occurred in the crowd because of him.
Some of them even wanted to arrest him,
but no one laid hands on him.
So the guards went to the chief priests and Pharisees,
who asked them, “Why did you not bring him?”
The guards answered, “Never before has anyone spoken like this man.”
So the Pharisees answered them, “Have you also been deceived?
Have any of the authorities or the Pharisees believed in him?
But this crowd, which does not know the law, is accursed.”
Nicodemus, one of their members who had come to him earlier, said to them,
“Does our law condemn a man before it first hears him
and finds out what he is doing?”
They answered and said to him,
“You are not from Galilee also, are you?
Look and see that no prophet arises from Galilee.”
Then each went to his own house.
Who is this man? A question asked again and again.
The answer is in your heart. Who is he to you?
The people begin to believe. The guards don’t know. No one has ever spoken like him.
The Pharisees don’t believe him because he goes against what they want to believe.
Has his words become so familiar to us we have allowed them to dull? Do we truly believe?
“Who do the people say I am?”
He is God incarnate.
At least that’s what I heard Him say…