Jesus passing by
devotions from Jefferson Vann # 2377
Joh 1:35 The next day, John was standing with two of his disciples.
Joh 1:36 When he was staring intensely at Jesus passing by, he said, “Look, the Lamb of God!”
Joh 1:37 The two disciples heard him say this and followed Jesus.
Joh 1:38 When Jesus turned and noticed them following him, he asked them, “What are you trying to find?” They said to him, “Rabbi” (which means “Teacher”), “where are you staying?”
Joh 1:39 “Come and you’ll see,” he replied. So they went and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day. It was about four in the afternoon.
Joh 1:40 Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard John and followed him.
Joh 1:41 He first found his own brother Simon and told him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is translated “the Christ”),
Joh 1:42 and he brought Simon to Jesus. When Jesus saw him, he said, “You are Simon, son of John. You will be called Cephas” (which is translated “Peter”).
Jesus passing by
The first glimpse these disciples get of Jesus is due only to John’s intense interest in him. Notice that they choose to follow Jesus not because he has done some supernatural miracle, but because John could not take his eyes off him. Secondly, John testifies to who Jesus is. Thirdly, they choose to follow him. Fourthly, they spend some time with him.
Do you want to be a Christian? Don’t wait for a sign from the sky. Find someone who truly loves Jesus, and ask about him. Next, try to follow him. That is all it will take. If you wait until all your questions are answered, Jesus will pass you by. You do not want that to happen.
LORD, draw people to yourself, and use us to share who you are.