Read John 1:35-42
Points to Ponder:
What drew two of John’s disciples to Jesus? What do you think they wanted?
What draws you to Jesus? What do you want from him?
John 1:35 The next day John was there again with two of his disciples. 36 When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, “Look, the Lamb of God!” 37 When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus. 38 Turning around, Jesus saw them following and asked, “What do you want?” They said, “Rabbi” (which means “Teacher”), “where are you staying?” 39 “Come,” he replied, “and you will see.”
Lord Jesus, I’ve heard John now say two days in a row, “Look, the Lamb of God!” You are truly special. You are truly someone to look at. You are truly greater than John. I’m right there with Andrew and the other disciple in following after you to see where you stay. If John, this great preacher of repentance, says you’re great, then you must be. But Jesus, when you ask me, “What are you looking for,” I’m often ashamed of my answer. I’m often looking for you to change the circumstances of my life, to make them better than they are. I think about the things I pray for and about. I’m often looking for you to do and to give. I want you to be make my life better now. And, in your grace, Lord Jesus you love to do that for me when it is good for my soul. But you came to be and to do so much more! You came to save me from my sin. You came to be a rock of salvation for me and for the whole world. You came to be the ruler of all the events in my life so that they serve my good. Lord Jesus, be for me a rock of salvation so that even when the circumstances of my life are stormy, I am firm and steadfast, built on you. Amen.