Do you remember a favorite teacher? One of my favorite teachers ever was Mr. Irvin. He was my U.S. History teacher as a senior in High School, when I was exchange student living in Michigan. Mr. Irvin opened a whole new world to me that I had missed since I had studied history but not specifically U.S. history. Mr. Irvin made history class fun, adding his own perspective to his lectures. When Mr. Irvin had additional lectures, I was there. I wanted to learn from him. Today we read about this guy, Nicodemus, come and visit Jesus at night. Nicodemus is a pharisee, which means he is a student of the law. I imagine that Nicodemus was puzzled by Jesus. For one, Jesus does not follow the rules, yet people follow Jesus. Kind of like Mr. Irvin, Jesus taught in a way that drew people to him. I imagine that there was something (beyond words) that attracted the people to Jesus. Nicodemus comes in the middle of the night, why? Was he embarrassed? Was he worried that he would be labeled? Find out as you read today’s scripture.
Read: John 3:1-21
Questions to Consider:
- Why does it seem that Nicodemus is speaking in one language and Jesus is speaking in a different language?
- John 3:16 is probably the one verse most memorized in our world today, what does that particular verse says to you?
- If you had a chance to have a conversation with Jesus, what would you ask?
So What Activity: Today, Monday, reflect on the questions people ask of you. Simple questions or hard questions. Reflect on the people coming to you with those questions and reflect on your responses. May the light of Christ shine through you today.