Are you the teacher of Israel and do not know these things? John 3:10
Nicodemus had serious questions.
Rather than wrestle alone, he did a very brave thing.
He admitted he didn’t know,
and he found the One with the answers.
Don’t be surprised.
We can struggle because of misconceptions we carry about God and His word.
We’re surprised to find out we don’t “know these things.”
Maybe we’ve been in church since we were children,
And don’t yet grasp that God’s love doesn’t depend on what we do.
He loves us because He chooses to.
Or maybe, we don’t understand how God can forgive us
When we can’t forgive ourselves.
What Jesus exposed in Nicodemus that night wasn’t his ignorance
As much as his contentment with a shallow, formulaic relationship with God.
Jesus invited him to a radical departure from all his preconceptions.
‘God is about transformation, not conformation, Nicodemus.
God works from the inside out.
He doesn’t wait around for your outward actions to somehow bring about changes in your heart.’
Whatever your struggles or questions, bring them to Jesus.
Even if you come at night, alone, He stands ready to answer.
(Fair warning- Be prepared for a little world-rocking when you start to know and understand “these things.)