Mark 6:2 On the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue. Many people were there; and when they heard him, they were all amazed. "Where did he get all this?" they asked. "What wisdom is this that has been given him? How does he perform miracles?
In the movie, ‘Sister Act’, a scene comes to mind today ‘how the choir’s good music drew hundreds into the church’. Perhaps, not straight into a relationship with God, but close enough to hear his word and for the relationship-building process to begin. It might surprise you then that it isn’t always “the word of God” that primarily peaks the curiosity of others about God.
The things that pull men to God can sometimes seem quite random, even out of place. For some, it might be the music, or even the attire won by others on their way to church. These may sound superficial, but that was how some encountered the word for the first time – because while they thought they were following beauty and fashion in to the house of God, He had other plans in store.
As the Jews wondered about Jesus, they asked themselves “where did this man get these things?” For some therefore, it starts with curiosity: a couple of questions, and then God gains a hungry soul for himself.
Sweetheart, a magnet can do one of two things because depending prevailing conditions, it can attract or repel. People approach God because of many different things, however, you can be sure of one thing: that in your life, there is a facet of God about you which will either pull people towards or away from you. Consequently, it means a pull towards or a push away from the God we represent.
Which are you doing?