Now Herod the tetrarch heard about all that was going on. And he was perplexed because some were saying that John had been raised from the dead, others that Elijah had appeared, and still others that one of the prophets of long ago had come back to life. But Herod said, “I beheaded John. Who, then, is this I hear such things about?” And he tried to see him.
Herod has heard about all that was going on. He had heard about Jesus. Herod was completely perplexed. He needed to find out who was stirring the people. He needed to find out about an itinerant preacher, teacher, healer and miracle worker. Herod wanted to see Jesus. Herod needed Jesus, more than he knew, Herod needed Jesus. We follow the same Jesus. How can we show the Jesus we know, the very attractive Jesus.
Lord Jesus, thank you that you are the same Jesus that Herod tried to see. Thank you that you are the same yesterday, today and forever. Amen.