Lenten Devotion — Monday, April 8, 2019
Again, the next day, John stood with two of his disciples. And looking at Jesus as He walked, he said, “Behold the Lamb of God!” The two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. Then Jesus turned, and seeing them following, said to them, “What do you seek?” They said to Him, “Rabbi” (which is to say, when translated, Teacher), “where are You staying?” He said to them, “Come and see.” John 1:35-39
John’s disciples wanted to know who Jesus was. Was he the one? Could he be the one? Jesus could have answered his own question about what they sought with a list of his accomplishments. He could have dazzled them with a miracle. Or, he could have answered their question by telling them where he was staying. Instead, Jesus says, “Come and see.” because the one whom we seek to know better wants us to journey with him. Jesus wants you to walk alongside him, get to know him, before you dive in. He does not ask for allegiance prematurely, instead, he invites us to come and see. Beloved, on this day, if doubts rise up, if worry comes close or if you just find it hard to believe, come and see. Come and see what God is doing in the lives of folks at CCB. Come and see what God s doing in the life of the church itself. Come and walk alongside Christ as you walk alongside those that love him. Come and see and know then for yourself.
PRAYER: Lord, you ask us to come and experience you, to know you personally. You do not ask us to have blind faith but, you welcome us to draw close, ask our questions and see for ourselves. We thank you that you open the divine heart and we are welcomed in.