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John 1:35-42

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The next day John again was standing with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, "Look, here is the Lamb of God!" The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. 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?" 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. One of the two who heard John speak and followed him was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. He first found his brother Simon and said to him, "We have found the Messiah" (which is translated Anointed). He brought Simon to Jesus, who looked at him and said, "You are Simon son of John. You are to be called Cephas" (which is translated Peter).

John 1:35-42
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    • What are the deepest longings of my restless heart? What am I aiming for and trying to get out of life? I have so often only half-heard the invitation of Jesus to come closer, to make my home with him. His person, his teaching and his style disturb me to the core of my being.
    • Jesus, you say to me, ‘You would not be looking for me unless you had already found me’. Help me to find you ever more deeply in my times of prayer.
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    • Spiritual awareness is highlighted today. John knows his own prophetic call. He recognises Jesus for who he is, and delights in the power of the Spirit at work. He is free to let his disciples move away to follow Jesus.
    • Lord, may I grow in spiritual awareness. Bless me with a clear sense of my call. Make me sensitive to the action of your Spirit. Give me freedom to witness to you in in my current situation.
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    • A life-changing moment unfolds before our eyes. The disciples are directed towards the wandering Rabbi. In response, Jesus does something so characteristic of him. He asks the most fundamental question of life –‘What are you looking for?’ As I journey through my life, do I ask myself the question –‘What am I looking for’?
    • The sculptor, Michelangelo was chipping away with his chisel at a huge shapeless piece of marble. He was heard to say, ‘I am releasing the angel that is imprisoned in this marble.’ What was released in Peter when the eyes of Jesus gazed at him? What does the gaze of Jesus release in me?
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    • Such a searching question that is: /What are you looking for?/ Many would say: /I'm not looking for anything. I am just trying to survive./ But in sober moments we realise that we would like our lives to amount to more than just getting and spending, eating and sleeping.
    • Lord, I want you to look at me as you looked at Simon. Invite me to see where you are to be found, and to remain with you.
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    • Such a searching question that is: /What are you looking for?/ Many would say: /I'm not looking for anything. I am just trying to survive./ But in sober moments we realise that we would like our lives to amount to more than just getting and spending, eating and sleeping.
    • Lord, I want you to look at me as you looked at Simon. Invite me to see where you are to be found, and to remain with you.