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COME AND SEE
Seek to Find
“Where are you staying?” This curious question was asked of Jesus by two of John the Baptist’s disciples, one of whom was Andrew. Jesus’ answer was, “Come and see.” (John 1:38, 39)
John the Baptist himself earlier had said, “I am not the Christ,” and pointed to Jesus as the Christ, the Messiah whom the Jews were expecting to come.
Andrew heeded John’s call to, “Behold! the Lamb of God” and with the other disciple began to literally follow Jesus.“Then Jesus turned, and seeing them following, said to them, ‘What do you seek?’” (John 1:38) It was then the curious question was asked of the Prophet, Jesus, “Where are you staying?”
It took but one day with Jesus for Andrew to be compelled to go to Peter, his brother, and exclaim, “We have found the Messiah!”
What does it take for anyone today to find the Christ, the One who asks, “What do you seek?” Surely, we need to be a seeker.
My husband, Tom and I were seekers. We left behind our traditional church to find God! On our own with no one to guide us, we did find something. In our desperation to find God, we turned inward and sought the answer from within our own selves, a poor substitute for the real.
Then, God in His mercy, showed us His power. He miraculously healed our nephew from a life-threatening illness! (See “More Miracle Stories” on my Contemplation Page Archive) http://www.godcares.org/archive/may2004_more_miracle_stories.htm The story is not only about the healing, but also of our desire to know more about this miracle-making God. It was then we were able to ask for ourselves, “Where are You staying, God?”
Following that time of seeking, we understood Jesus’reply to be, “I’ve been here all the time, waiting for you to ask! Follow Me.”
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