We read the following in D&C 138:26:
Notwithstanding his mighty works, and miracles, and proclamation of the truth, in great power and authority, there were but few who hearkened to his voice, and rejoiced in his presence, and received salvation at his hands.
I find this interesting. Despite all the miracles he performed and the powerful sermons he gave, few people were converted. It makes me wonder. There must be more to becoming converted to the gospel that simply seeing miracles or hear a good sermon by an amazing speaker.
And if the Jewish people really were looking for the coming of their king, maybe it wasn’t surprising they didn’t accept Jesus.
I wonder though. Do we sometimes act like the Jews of Jesus’s day? Have we assigned the same qualities to his second coming as the Jewish people did to his first coming? Are we expecting him to come as a deliverer? To free us of the corruption and tyranny of earthly governments?To usher in a life of blissful peace?
Will he come in meekness and quiet, and only those with ears to hear will accept his teachings?