Our twenty-one day fast is a time to think clearly and precisely about what it means to be a passionate follower of Christ. As we look to Him, it is not even necessary to say anything. He knows we are there! He strikes up the conversation!
“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.” John 1:37-39a, NRSV
Our goal is to be with Him, follow Him as He seeks out those who like us begin to timidly follow. He doesn’t reject or reprimand the seeker. He gently calls out, “Come and see.”
Cool! What do you think we will see God do in ourselves and others as we follow Christ?
There is a teaching moment for us in this passage. We should humbly and lovingly welcome those who are searching.
Consider how important people are in the fast that pleases God (Isaiah 58) as we allow the waters of the Holy Spirit to soak us. He will make us fish for people. For those of you at Woodland Church, Sunday morning, remember the sponge? “Come follow me, and I will make you fish for people.” Mark 1:17, NCV
Peace and Joy!