After reading the account of Jesus’ life in the Bible it doesn’t take too long to realize where Jesus would be in our society today. He didn’t hang out with the politicians, religious leaders, or even the kings of His day. Jesus was in the midst of the lowly, the outcasts, the sinners, the tax collectors, the unloved and the hurting people in His society. Jesus was criticized for the company that He kept.
Has anything changed since that time? I don’t believe so. The Bible teaches in Hebrews 13:8 that ” Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever.” I believe that He can still be found in the same places in our society today. He is still with the sinner. He is with the person who is struggling with addiction. He is sitting right next to the homeless man on the street. He is holding the hand of the little child who is hungry and alone. And right next to the one who is filled with grief and has no hope. He is with those that have found themselves in prison and have no way out.
He is even sitting right next to the people who deny His very existence, waiting patiently for them to turn to Him. Their doubts and unbelief don’t deter him because He knows that none of us can make it with out Him. He loves these people too. He is even right next to the people who mock Him. He loves the people that even we have a hard time loving ourselves. He is with those people that irritate us, those that we can’t get a long with and even those that we think we are better than. How easy ii is to forget that He is the creator of us all.
When you take the step to reach out to someone who is in need of help or comfort you are going to find that Jesus is standing there right next to you. Jesus counts on us to continue His work here on Earth. We are His hands and feet and quite possibly the only Jesus that someone will ever meet today. If we all took the focus off of ourselves and our problems today and made an attempt to reach out to someone less fortunate than ourselves we would find out exactly where Jesus is in our society today. Maybe it is even someone in our own family that needs our help.
If you run across someone that is wondering where He is you can point them in the right direction. Tell them about the hurting, lost and the lonely people in our society, because that is where you are going to find Him. We all know where these people are, and it is truly a joyous experience to reach out to them and to work along side with Jesus. My hope is that you will experience this for yourself.