John 6:24 Once the crowd realized that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they got into the boats and went to Capernaum in search of Jesus.
People search for Jesus for lots of reasons. In the above passage, Jesus had just the day before miraculously fed the crowd and they wanted more. People search for Jesus when they want their needs met particularly when there is a crisis of health or finance in their lives. Some people search for Jesus to make their holidays merry and bright. Church has always been part of their Thanksgiving and/or Christmas celebration and they like reconnecting with those good feelings of past days. Some folks search for Jesus as a method of political influence. They want him and his teaching to support their ideas concerning the way the world should be run and hope they will lead others to feel the same way. People have a multitude of life situations and personal characteristics that may cause them to search for Jesus. They did in the first century and they do today. Are you searching for Jesus? Why are you searching for him?