John 3: 1-2

Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. He came to see Jesus at night…

I am Nicodemus. I confess to not understanding all the words, signs, language and meaning of Jesus' words, and I have the benefit of 2,000+ years of scholarly interpretations to assist me. Poor Nicodemus had only the local gossip, and his own sense that there was something special and unique about this Rabbi, this Jesus of Nazareth, to motivate him to reach out under the cloak of darkness to find out more.