You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time.
Because of our fickle human hearts, This is true even of Jesus. Listen to what happens next in Matthew 11.
“16 “To what can I compare this generation? They are like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling out to others:
17 “‘We played the pipe for you,
and you did not dance;
we sang a dirge,
and you did not mourn.’
18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon.’19 The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’ But wisdom is proved right by her deeds.”’
We are fickle and we are easily jaded. I try to not become blaise’ about the technology around me. I work with a team of engineers and technicians who develop control systems. Recently our team did some work on computers in China. We were in Washington state at the time and we were working in equipment in China. Mind blown. Mind blowing things are happening everyday.
Could this be what happened in the cities that Jesus talks about next? They became Jaded in the glow of a savior who could and did heal all diseases, raised the dead, gave sight to the blind, mobility to the immobile?
“Then Jesus began to denounce the towns in which most of his miracles had been performed, because they did not repent. 21 “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. 22 But I tell you, it will be more bearable for Tyre and Sidon on the day of judgment than for you.23 And you, Capernaum, will you be lifted to the heavens? No, you will go down to Hades.[e] For if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Sodom, it would have remained to this day.24 But I tell you that it will be more bearable for Sodom on the day of judgment than for you.”’
I want to be the kind of man who looks at a seed, then at the tree and then falls on my knees to worship. Who looks at the stars at night and feels tiny yet loved and important, Who believes in miracles and a life giving soul saving God and loves and worships Him.