Do you ever get frustrated when you share the gospel and there is no response? What do we often do? We go somewhere and think, “What could I have done differently. Oh, if only I would have said this, brought up this point, or been able to perform some spectacular miracle. I just know he/she would have believed.” Really?
Think of the people of Jesus’ day. “Despite the perfection of his life, the power of His miracles, the profundity of His teaching, the testimony of His Father, the witness of the prophets, and the preaching of John the Baptist, the world didn’t know Him [Jesus],” Steve Lawson writes. WOW! Or as John puts it, “He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him.” (John 1:10-11, ESV).