Like many other WordPress bloggers, Biltrix received a “2012 Year in Blogging” report. I decided not to share it as a separate post on the blog but I did want to share something interesting I found in the stats. People are in search of Jesus searching for them.
Fr Jason Smith posted his article on William Holman Hunt’s “Light of the World” back in April. Since then, that post receives an average of 10 visits per day, to garner a total of 2,522 views and counting.
Ironically, back in November, this post surpassed our most popular post, Cardinal Dolan beats Lady Gaga and Pres. Obama in votes for Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year,” which now has a total of 2,094 hits. The Cardinal Dolan/Gaga/Obama post had a big flare up for about a week. The Holman Hunt piece has consistently received picked up more search terms than any other post. Those search terms include:
- Jesus knocking at the door
- Behold I stand at the door and knock
- Jesus, Light of the World
- And several other phrases that include the terms “Holman Hunt” and “Jesus painting”
The real irony that I perceive in this searching phenomenon is that a lot of people are seeking an image of Jesus seeking for them.
God truly is seeking you out. If you are earnestly looking for him too, I am sure you will find one another. That, at least, is my prayer for today.