Therefore many of the Jews who had come to visit Mary, and had seen what Jesus did, believed in him. But some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done. John 11:45-47 (NIV)
Passage: John 11:45-57
Have you ever heard the expression, seeing is believing? Must we see something to believe? Often it helps. The Pharisees were afraid that many would believe in Jesus because they had seen what Jesus had been doing. It frightened them. Why is it that we sometimes know what is right, but still choose to do what we know is wrong? What are we afraid of? Maybe we do not want to lose control in a given situation or maybe we are jealous of the attention someone else is getting instead of us? Maybe we think we are fighting for a higher and nobler cause? Whatever our reasoning, we need to look at what our real motives are. Father God, may you point out to us what is truly in our hearts. May you help us to see what path we should take and what decisions we should make. We trust in You. We desire to follow You. May we be found worthy and able, through Christ.