Its amazing to me that people today will try anything and everything to get answers to life's complexities except they don't want to try Jesus. I've been talking with a friend for the past year who has some church background but hasn't attended in years. We have talked about the Lord and I've even prayed with her during some rough times over and the other day she was all excited about going to see the Dali Lama. Another lady had a horrible operation and a difficult recovery and I talked with her about Jesus helping her through it and she said, "Oh I just need to find my Zen place." Really? There is such a place?
People we encounter on the street would rather live on the street in the midst of what is familiar than launch out into the unknown waters of Jesus. Others have told me that they aren't ready to give up their lifestyle of partying and carousing on the weekends. Some women still think they'll find their ideal man in a bar.
I find it oddly fascinating that people still think of Jesus as a stiff, sour person who is allergic to having fun. For His very first miracle at the wedding in Cana, He turned water into wine! No one was healed, no one walked away hearing the Word taught with authority, no one witnessed the earth shaking or a voice thunder from heaven; only a few even knew what happened! He simply did something that added to the joy and festivities of a wedding and He even did it at His mother's request! That doesn't sound like someone who doesn't enjoy a good party.
Regardless of what some people may think, there are millions of other people around the world who know (in the words of an old Andre Crouch song) "Jesus is the answer for the world today, without Him there's no other - Jesus is the Way!" I recently met a sweet angel from China who is studying in the United States to become a brain surgeon. She came to my door by divine appointment from God (which is why I think she was an angel) to witness to me about Jesus. We ended up praying for each other and she prayed a prayer that brought tears to my eyes. Her sincerity really should be bottled.
Anyway, she asked me to pray for her country because, in her words, people are so simple and receive the message of Jesus so easily because they are hungering for an answer to so many questions. They just need to hear the message! When they receive Jesus they find the hope to carry on, the peace they long for, the reason for life and faith that He will lead them to where He is someday. She encouraged my heart and reinforced in me that there is a world that is longing for the answer to all the questions of life. And in God's View it will always and forever be JESUS!