Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. 2 He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.” (John 3:1-2 NIV)
Nicodemus actions and words are an apparent contradiction. On the one hand he claimed to know that Jesus was a prophet. And yet he was so embarrassed to be seen with him that he came to him at night! Also, Nicodemus indicates that other Pharisees also knew that Jesus was a prophet. But where were they? Why did none of them come to ask Jesus for guidance if he was a prophet of God?
The answer, of course, is unbelief. Most of the pharisees did not believe because they had stubborn hearts, and they did not want to believe. Nicodemus, on the other hand, wanted to believe, but he was afraid.
CONCLUSION: Do not miss the obvious signs of God! God’s children are all around you. They are proving their faith by their actions and genuine concern for others. Do not harden your hearts when you notice them, but go up to them and ask them why they different than other people.
If you have to ask them in secret, then fine, but make sure you do it!