So I come to you, Lord, like Andrew and John did when they heard their rabbi, John the Baptist(JTB) point out Jesus as the Lamb of God. Coming from JTB this was a weighty title. It meant something to them other than a casual reference. They grasped the spiritual attributes of a Lamb of God without understanding why JTB might have called Jesus that.
So, they went to Jesus and perhaps listened to Him as He interacted with the people around Him. This was the beginning of His ministry immediately after JTB baptized Him and, perhaps, even before His wilderness experience with the Devil's temptations, and as yet there were probably no crowds.
And Jesus, amazingly, asked, "What are you seeking?"(ESB) or "What do you want?"(NIV) They didn't really know...they just wanted to check Him out, be near to Him. After they had followed Him to where He was staying that night, Andrew even went and got his brother, Peter, and brought him to see this man whom they now believed was the Messiah.
I've often wondered if I would recognize Him if I lived then and in those circumstances. And then I remember another scripture, John 15:16, where Jesus tells His disciples, "You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last."
You, Lord, it's really all about You, isn't it? You are the One who draws us to You, and the first thing You do is ask us, "What are you seeking?" Well, Lord, I could travel down that road for a long time this morning, but I feel an urgency to get on to my work. So, in answer to Your question, this morning I say:
- Thank You for caring about me and what I need...specifically for this day.
- Thank You that I know You will answer me in the most creative way, and I will watch for that answer.
- Thank You that nothing I want or need is too insignificant that You don't have a comment or an answer for me.
- Lord, I need help with my computer and its problems.
- Lord, I need help and energy to perform the tasks ahead of me in preparation for the move.
- Lord, I want You to connect my friends on a regular basis to this blog, so we can keep in contact, sharing our spiritual and not so spiritual journeys.