April 15, 2024

Curiosity About Christ

Written by Boyd Bailey

Curiosity over Christ can move you closer to Christ and help others discover their loving Savior.”

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – April 15, 2024

The entire city of Jerusalem was in an uproar as he entered. “Who is this?” they asked. And the crowds replied, “It’s Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.” Matthew 21:10-11, NLT

Curiosity about Christ captivated the city of Jerusalem. Who is this, they asked? Some genuinely wanted to know how one person could seize the attention of an entire city. Many had heard of this miracle worker and teacher of liberating truths, but to see Him ride upon a donkey with the image of a royal procession caused others to ask, with an awed conclusion, who is this? Is this  the humble Messiah we have prayed for and anticipated for hundreds of years? The one who has come to save His people from their sins and who will reign over their hearts? A donkey dismissed their urge to crown Him like David, King over their country; rather, Jesus Christ was the Son of God, who by grace through faith would be crowned as King over their hearts. God is at work when Christ is not dismissed but is a curiosity and His followers genuinely can’t keep quiet. 

Curiosity is what initially brought many to faith in Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord. They honestly ask, Is He who He claims to be…the Son of the Living God? If yes, you are confronted with a decision: Do I take Him at His word and believe, or do I reject the apparent Messiah as just another religious teacher? The problem with dismissal is you forfeit the opportunity to really get to know Jesus in true relational intimacy. And, curiosity doesn’t cease for those who grow to know Christ in the fellowship of suffering and in the power of His resurrection. Life is an incubator for pain, and Jesus is God’s healer when you are hurt. His resurrection is the basis of your belief and the source of strength for you to rise up to life’s challenges and to be renewed in your mind to healthy thinking. Curiosity can get you to God and grow you deeper with God. 

Another beautiful fruit of curiosity is how your life in praise and worship of your Savior Jesus results in a grateful attitude and faithful lifestyle that causes onlookers to ask in some manner, who is this that my friend is so curious about? Some may think you strange; others may admire your faith; either way, give space for the Spirit to draw out another’s curiosity. Be patient. Pray the love and grace of God will open their spiritual eyes. Pray and plan for your life to be a curiosity for others to learn of Jesus Christ. When asked about your religion, default to speak of your loving relationship with your heavenly Father. When King Jesus Christ reigns over your life, ask your Savior and Lord for others to take notice and say in their hearts and out loud, who is this? And with loving gentleness, the Holy Spirit can use you to tell of your Savior and Lord.

Most of all, the question of who Jesus is to you…right now, today…should be an ongoing inquiry for you to grow in oneness with the Father, Son, and Spirit’s love. Is He becoming more and more a loving Bridegroom who lavishes His generous love over you, His bride? Allow your curiosity for Jesus to fire your imagination in a way that takes you places with your Savior that you’ve never been before. Ask Him, what do you want for me? And when He gives you a glimpse, seize the moment and, like Mary, ponder these intimate encounters deep in your heart. Ask your King what it looks like for you to be a faithful loving citizen in His Kingdom. Curiosity over Christ can move you closer to Christ and help others discover their loving Savior.


Heavenly Father, keep me curious about your love and what you have for me to be and do for you through Christ’s love. In Jesus’ name, amen.


Does the fruit of your faith cause others to be curious about Christ? Is your faith curiously learning and growing or tired and satisfied with old experiences?

Related Reading

Genesis 18:23-32; Proverbs 25:2-3; John 12:20-21; 1 Peter 1:12

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