John moves quick in his biography about Jesus.
No birth story, no childhood or early adult events. Just right to it. Jesus starts gathering disciples and performing miracles. His fame begins to rise, but Jesus knows better than to fall prey to the trap of public opinion.
Look what John observed about him:
‘Because of the miraculous signs Jesus did in Jerusalem at the Passover celebration, many began to trust in him. But Jesus didn’t trust them, because he knew all about people. No one needed to tell him about human nature, for he knew what was in each person’s heart.’ John 2:23-25
A counselor once told me that Jesus trusted people, but would not “entrust” his heart to them. In other words, the only one who held his heart was his Father. Think about how much less pain we might have if we’d practiced that simple truth. Most of us entrust our heart to people’s opinions, approval, support and loyalty only to end up broken hearted.
Jesus trusted people with his mission. But only entrusted his father with his heart.
How about you today? Who have you entrusted your heart to people who don’t have your best interest in mind? What would it look like today to say “Father, you have my heart. What you think of me matters. Your truth is my truth. I’ll believe what you say about me.”