Today's Reading: John 1: 35-42
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Please click this link to read Mark 1: 35-42
This is another short passage following the last one. As John the Baptist pointed to Jesus as the lamb of God, the next day he pointed to Jesus saying the same thing again. So, two of John's disciples followed Jesus trying to find out the answer. And, they found the Messiah they were looking for.
N.T. Wright says, "What Andrew and Simon Peter thought they were doing was looking for the Messiah. What they didn't realize was that the Messiah was looking for them...
Andrew and Simon are looking for the Messiah, and they think they've found him. Jesus is looking for followers, and when he finds them, that gives them a new vocation and a new name for Peter. And we, reading this book in the hope of finding out more about Jesus, may discover that he is simultaneously coming to find us. And perhaps to give us new names."
Do you know Jesus is looking for you and He wants to give you a new name just like He gave to Simon?
Have a time to be still and give the Holy Spirit space to speak through the passage of scripture we have just read. Offer this time up to God as you listen to him, while listening to "Gabriel's Oboe"
What I heard from Jesus today is: Jesus is looking for you!
I do not know why you choose to use my blog and podcast as your daily devotion. I do hope you have a good reason and a good experience because if not you won't continue using them. Today, Jesus wants to give you a new perspective, while you are using this tool, my blog and podcast trying to looking for Jesus and know more about Him, He is also looking for you! That is a great "catch"! Jesus is looking for you!
How do you feel?
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank you for looking for us each day to be with us and bless us. Help us to cherish this moment of being found by you. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.
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