What Do You Seek?
The next day again John 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.” (John 1:35-39)
What do I seek?
What a great question to hear Jesus ask us each morning and throughout the day. I find it so helpful to have questions like these in my back pocket ready to pull out because they invite me to a rhythm of returning to awareness and refocusing my attention onto Jesus. They prick me awake and ask me to connect to Christ! This morning as I sit with this simple question I’m feeling mostly groggy but even in the grog I feel grateful for Jesus! I can just picture him walking along and noticing these guys following him and, I LOVE that He doesn’t ignore them but instead, engages them!
They are following but He turns and finds them!
Jesus not only notices the disciples but entices them to “Come see!” Pulling this question out of our pockets during the day can help us become conscious of the God who is with us and available to see what He is doing around us. THAT moment becomes a holy place, and an opportunity to join Him. It blesses me that even now as I write this, Jesus is here looking at me (and you) and asking “What do you seek?” I can also imagine him saying, “Hint, hint! I’m standing right in front of you!”
Prayer of Response:
“Lord help me to seek You today, Your face, Your will, Your engagement with me in this very day. Amen.”
—Submitted by Judy Villanueva
Judy lives with her husband in Colorado, near the kids and grandkids:). She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Spiritual Director, and writer. Her blog can be found at listeningforlove.net