From today’s Gospel, from John: ‘The next day again John [the Baptist] was standing with two of his disciples; and he looked at Jesus as he walked, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!” The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. Jesus turned, and saw them following, and said to them, “What do you seek?” And they said to him, “Rabbi” (which means Teacher), “where are you staying?” He said to them, “Come and see.” They came and saw where he was staying; and they stayed with him that day, for it was about the tenth hour’.
There is so much to reflect on in this passage – but for now, we will take just these words, ‘Come and see’. John the Baptist ‘looked’ at Jesus, told his disciples to ‘Behold’. They came, and ‘saw’. Not only this, Jesus ‘saw’ them. For Jesus, seeing would never have been a casual glance; He knew always what was in the minds of those who encountered Him, and responded to their deepest needs. He asks them, ‘What do you seek?’ This question is put to us as well. What do we truly seek? You may like to spend a little time with this question today.
May your walk with the Lord be ever deeper as you truly seek Him, and may God bless you this day.