The highway of hope…
Jesus was able to read the thoughts of those who were now out to kill Him, and their faces undoubtedly gave themselves away also. He withdrew from the hostile environment of the Pharisees and went about doing good things and healing people (Acts 10:38).
Again, Jesus mirrors the Old Testament (Isaiah 42:1-4), showing that His story is the point of history. All the events in the redemptive history of the Jews are learning points along the path of our own redemption (1 Corinthians 10:1-13 / Romans 15:4). If you follow along with Jesus, you will be following the will of God, and you will see how He had followed along with God’s people then (Genesis 12:7-9, 18:1-3, 32:24-30 / Exodus 3:2-6 / Joshua 5:13-15 / Daniel 3:23-25), and in your own experience, how He follows you along your journey now.
He is right there with you (Hebrews 13:5-6), and you will be able to find Him all along the way. Jesus interacted with the people, even though sometimes hidden, and now He still interacts with us. Even though we don’t see Him, we see His action. His presence is with us in the power of the Holy Spirit, and you will know it. That is, if you care to follow along. Jesus didn’t come to hurt, He came to help, and if you follow Him, you will have tribulation but you will also have victory (John 16:33 / 1 John 5:4), because He is the highway of hope.