Read John 7 today.

John 7:10-13 NLT[10] But after his brothers left for the festival, Jesus also went, though secretly, staying out of public view. [11] The Jewish leaders tried to find him at the festival and kept asking if anyone had seen him. [12] There was a lot of grumbling about him among the crowds. Some argued, “He’s a good man,” but others said, “He’s nothing but a fraud who deceives the people.” [13] But no one had the courage to speak favorably about him in public, for they were afraid of getting in trouble with the Jewish leaders.
This chapter includes some of the conflict between Jesus and the religious leaders in Jerusalem. It seems clear to me that the leaders were not expecting the coming of the Christ, the Messiah. One of the songs of the church for this time of the year is, “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus.” A better title for a song by the religious leaders might have been, “Go, Thou Unexpected Jesus.”
A question we might ask of ourselves is whether or not we expect Jesus. Do we expect to see Christ during our day? Do we expect to see Him in the lives of other people with whom we interact? Do we expect to see Him in our own attitudes, our own actions, our own lives?