May 12th, 2017
A Surreal Spiritual Account
John 7:33-36 (KJB) Then said Jesus unto them, Yet a little while am I with you, and then I go unto him that sent me. 34 Ye shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, thither ye cannot come. 35 Then said the Jews among themselves, Whither will he go, that we shall not find him? will he go unto the dispersed among the Gentiles, and teach the Gentiles? 36 What manner of saying is this that he said, Ye shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, thither ye cannot come?
Jesus Christ spoke to the crowd assembled about Himself. He spoke of His coming crucifixion and resurrection unto eternal life. He then talked about men seeking Him but that they would not be able to find Him because they could not go where He could be found. It seemed like a tall riddle!
The Jews muttered and pondered this teaching, especially concerned about where Jesus would go. Questioning among themselves if He would leave them to teach among the Gentiles. These were thoughts which were “hard to swallow.”
The information given about these future events must have seemed incredulous to the Jews. Surely it sounded like a twisted and tangled tale. A spiritual puzzle of which they were unable to dissect or decipher.
Where could Jesus go that they could not follow after Him?
As you know this account by Jesus Christ would certainly materialize in their near future, somewhere around six months later. His words were not a tale but Truth. Perhaps this teaching came to mind as these events began to unravel about them.
You and I can look at Calvary, His resurrection, and the gospel to the Gentiles from our vantage point of today. These Jewish men were looking into the future, of which they could not fathom, because it seemed surreal.