27. He came to Jesus at night (John 3:2).
Don’t we all? We come to Jesus when the darkness surrounds us. We come to Jesus when we hope to hide from the reality of our quest. We come to Jesus when we are overwhelmed, and the light of our lives is on the verge of going out. Sure, the text simply offers an explanation of the setting, but the symbolic realities of Nicodemus’ timing do more than prove he was afraid of the eyes of his friends. He could wait no longer. The curiosity had become need had become desperation. How wonderful to find Jesus in the dark.