When it was day, [Jesus] went out and made His way to a deserted place. But the crowds were searching for Him. They came to Him and tried to keep Him from leaving them. (Luke 4:42)
The people were astounded at the miracles Jesus did. When He healed, it was authentic. When He cast out demons, it was dramatic. The people simply couldn’t get enough of it.
Those same people would feel very differently later on when Jesus began to call them to repent of their sins and selfishness and follow Him instead, but for now, they were transfixed and hungry for more.
Perhaps one reason we don’t see more people flocking to church gatherings is because we’ve emphasized the second part of Jesus’ ministry but nearly forgotten the first.
What do you think?