Wherever Jesus went, people followed. Jesus was always surrounded by those people who were considered "freaks" and geeks" by the Pharisees. These people needed hope because no one else would take the time to help them. Jesus did, though. He wanted to show the ordinary people, the geeks and the freaks, that God cared for each one of them. Jesus always made time for these people who felt that there was no hope that God would look at them, smile, and tell them, "I Love You" and "I know that you are hurting", "Come to me and I will give you hope". This is what made the Pharisees soooo angry. Jesus was wasting His energy and time on those who were considered the "real" sinners of the Jewish people, rather than spending time with the Pharisees, talking about deep spiritual issues.
About the Author
I am an I.T. professional working as the I.T. director at a very large church. Previous to my I.T. position I was the Youth Director for Junior High/Middle School youth group. During my time working with youth I saw the need for Biblical devotionals that would encourage the students to study the Bible everyday. To facilitate that I developed a series of weekly devotionals titled G-TRAX Devo's. Each devotional begins with a crazy, thought provoking story to draw them into the lesson and then moves on to short study. To hold their interest I interspersed word search and crossword puzzle, with essay questions and other question/answer formats. Once I left the youth ministry I turned the hard copy devotionals into an online version