Today we will get to know a bit better who Nicodemus is. Nicodemus is described as a Pharisee. The Pharisees were a group of Jews who were very attentive in keeping the Law, and many times they opposed Jesus throughout His ministry. Jesus often condemned them because they were too strict. An interesting fact is that St. Paul was also a Pharisee before his call to follow Jesus.
What we know about Nicodemus is that he was a good man who was looking for the truth. In fact, he went to speak to Jesus one day, and Jesus told him one of the most well-known verses in the Bible. Do you know what Jesus told him? Jesus told Nicodemus: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” Did you see it? Did Jesus say only a few will be saved? NO, Jesus says that whoever believes will be saved. Now that is good news!
We also know that Nicodemus was a leader of the Jews and he was even a type of judge. Do you know what a judge does? He or she takes a decision if someone did something good or bad. In fact, Nicodemus was one of the people who had to decide if Jesus should go in front of Pilate, and we all know what happened when Jesus went in front of Pilate. Pilate send him to be crucified.
But you know what is really good news? Nicodemus in the end believed that Jesus was the son of God. He not only helped to bury Jesus in a proper way but he is also described as a disciple of Jesus, and that means that he truly believed. Wow, that is good news.
Let us ask Jesus to help us believe in Him just as Nicodemus believed in Him.
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