Everywhere Jesus went, people had the opportunity to come near to him.
He was the walking, living, and breathing Son of God.
He was the Savior, the One.
But yet, not everyone believed.
Jesus called the crowds to him and said,
follow me ALL who are weary.
Jesus chose 12 people to invest in and raise up over the course of his 3 years of ministry.
He invited everyone, he invested in 12.
But not everyone followed him.
In fact, out of the 12 that he chose to spend the most of his time with, one failed enough that it lead to His death.
Jesus came face to face with the rich young ruler (Luke 18) and failed to have the young man completely turn and surrender to him.
Not everyone you try to show Jesus will accept him.
Jesus wasn’t perfect in getting people to follow him, you won’t be either.
I won’t be either.
Jesus still died.
He still rose.
You and I have to keep going. Sure, that person that you’ve been trying to win to Christ may never accept, but keep trying. You won’t be perfect, but you can’t quit trying.
It’s your calling.