35 The next day John again was standing with two of his disciples, 36 and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, “Look, here is the Lamb of God!” 37 The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. 38 When Jesus turned and saw them following, he said to them, “What are you looking for?” They said to him, “Rabbi” (which translated means Teacher), “where are you staying?” 39 He said to them, “Come and see.” They came and saw where he was staying, and they remained with him that day. It was about four o’clock in the afternoon.
Hillside Covenant Church – Walnut Creek CA
Observation: John literally points his followers away from himself toward Jesus. He, in effect, says, “Don’t look at me fellas, there is the real deal!”
Action: I have a friend who is asking me a lot of questions about Jesus and Christianity. I want to be careful that in my answers I am not subtly making myself the indispensable “smart answer man” but am actually pointing my friend to engage directly with the living Jesus–Who can answer things deep in my friend’s heart in a way that I couldn’t begin to touch!