"He's The Most Interesting Person in the Room!" (John 12:17-19)

When I was a dermatopathology fellow in St. Louis, I frequently dined with the other dermatology residents. One of the dermatology residents was married and during one meal, she shared a wonderful and touching sentiment. “I am happiest when I am with my husband. No matter how many other people are at an event, he’s the most interesting person in the room!”


That was such an incredible and beautiful testimony to their bond! As I reflect upon this statement, I realize it was made over 20 years before the well-known television and radio commercials emerged, featuring an actor dubbed, “The Most Interesting Man in the World.” I wonder if her husband was the inspiration!


The crowd that had been with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to bear witness. The reason why the crowd went to meet him was that they heard he had done this sign. So the Pharisees said to one another, “You see that you are gaining nothing. Look, the world has gone after him.”
John 12:17-19 (ESV)

The Gospels present a dynamic portrayal of Jesus. He was a man of action, a man of prayer, a man of sorrows, a man of blessings. Is it any wonder that wherever He went, crowds followed? The word charisma does not begin to do Him justice. The best efforts of the Pharisees and other religious leaders, to discourage the people from listening and following Him, were wasted.

Are you happiest when you are spending time with Jesus Christ? You should be. Jesus is the most interesting person in any room!

Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.