Oh boy…I don’t even need to mention all that we are going through these days. I am sick of hearing and reading about it all as I am sure you are. So today, lets take a step back and refocus on what we are seeking.
The next day again John was standing with two of his disciples, and he looked at Jesus as he walked by and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!” The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. Jesus turned and saw them following and said to them, “What are you seeking?” And they said to him, “Rabbi” (which means Teacher), “where are you staying?” He said to them, “Come and you will see.” So they came and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day, for it was about the tenth hour.
John 1:35-39“What are you seeking?” are the first words of Jesus that John records and the big question that he asks of these two men who are interested in becoming disciples. This question also could be understood as, “what purpose do you have?” The same question applies to us right now. What is our purpose in seeking to follow Jesus? Especially through these trying days, weeks, and months.
What we learn from the two men in this passage is that they simply wanted to go where Jesus was staying, to spend time with Him. They wanted to gain insight into who Jesus was and what he was about. Spending quality time with Him to learn and listen was their goal. We can learn form these men what it means to seek Jesus today. Seeking is more than just saying a prayer or one day a week in church.
My encouragement to you and to myself over these next few weeks is ESCAPE! Escape to Jesus. Seek Him. Open your Bible and sit with him for 5 or more minutes every day. I hate to admit how easy it is to get caught up in all that is going on and skip my time seeking Jesus. His Word is living and a guide for us to follow daily. I remember growing up hearing our pastor saying, “Keep it simple stupid” (KISS). I need to remember this today! KISS…just sit, with my Bible and let the Holy Spirit speak to me through His Word and He will light my path.
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
For God to be a lamp and a light in my life, I actually have to open my Bible and read it. This means seeking Him!