I’ve heard some people wonder aloud why Jesus chose to come to earth when He did and not, for example, now.
There may be many reasons but one that stands out for me is, if Jesus had come to earth now, in our time, He couldn’t have suppressed for as long as He did, who He really is.
There weren’t any investigative reporters back then. That’s why the Pharisees, when proving to themselves that Jesus wasn’t the promised Messiah, said, “Search the Scriptures and look, for no prophet has arisen out of Galilee,” (John 7:52).
That couldn’t have happened today. Today, they could have, and probably would have found out that while Jesus grew up in Nazareth (another dumpy little town) in Galilee, He was born in Bethlehem. The Scripture most emphatically DOES say that the Messiah would come from there.
“But you, Bethlehem, Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for Me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from old, from ancient times,” (Micah 5:2). Written 700 years before the birth of Jesus.
No, Jesus has given us just enough evidence to enable those who are looking for Him to find Him and just enough evidence so that those who don’t want to find Him will not stumble upon Him accidentally.
That’s one of the reasons that He did not enter into history at our time.