When Herod Antipas, the ruler of Galilee, heard about everything Jesus was doing, he was puzzled. Some were saying that John the Baptist had been raised from the dead. Others thought Jesus was Elijah or one of the other prophets risen from the dead.
"I beheaded John," Herod said, "so who is this man about whom I hear such stories?" And he kept trying to see him.
— Luke 9:7-9 NLT
Despite the fact that Jesus didn't do his miracles to impress people,  the miracles were impressive. They were so impressive that Herod learned about them. He was curious and fascinated. Those with whom Jesus was compared were also impressive. However, Jesus wasn't trying to be impressive; instead, he wanted — and still wants — to be the Lord and Savior of all people. He doesn't want to be just fascinating but liberating. He came to seek and to save the lost, not gain a reputation as just a great miracle worker. Like our Savior, we Christians need to be redemptive rather than trying to be impressive.
Holy Father, thank you that Jesus didn't settle for just an impressive reputation among the crowds or for popularity with the politically important. I am so thankful that he chose to invest himself in the lives of all sorts of people to make your grace known to folks like me. Thank you! In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.