Jesus was The Teacher, not just a teacher.

The Ah-ha Moment

I bet I don’t even have to ask if you have ever been hungry or thirsty. Sure you have. What do you do when that feeling strikes? Do you ignore it or do you feed it? Common sense tells you that if you ignore it, you will wither up and die.

We are the same spiritually. We are born with an insatiable desire to eat and drink from the plate of spiritual knowledge if for no other reason than by mere curiosity. (Think: Garden of Eden)

And surely you have seen the cartoons where some character is trying to figure something out. He sits at a table, a big book open before him, and scratches a little place on his head with his forefinger. “Hmmmm…..” He’s trying to “get it.”

Suddenly a light bulb is seen over his head. Not just any light bulb. A “lit” light bulb. “Ah-ha!” He gets it!

For many of us, we have seen Jesus as Messiah—as God’s Son—for a long time. Shouldn’t that be enough?

Maybe not. If it were, He would have come, caused a ruckus immediately, and then allowed Himself to have been spread eagle on a Roman cross. Instead, He spent over three years teaching the people. Now ask yourself “why,” and you, too, will have an ah-ha moment.

Because without that knowledge of the things of God—without at least trying to reach that type of understanding—we perish. We shrivel up and die. God the Father and God the Son by the power of God the Holy Spirit wants us to know Him. To understand.

To truly understand the heart of God, which is—in fact—the Teacher.


Award-winning national speaker Eva Marie Everson is a graduate of Andersonville Theological Seminary. Her work includes Sex, Lies, and the Media (Cook) and The Potluck Club (Baker/Revell). She can be contacted for comments or for speaking engagement bookings at She encourages readers to study more about the teachings of Jesus.