“Behold! The lamb of God.” John 1:29
With these words, John pointed Jesus out for all to hear and see.
“Behold,” is a forceful word, a command to “Pay attention,” “Look!”
His pronouncement is a powerful, earth-changing declaration: a call to attention …
John boldly declares, “He is the one!”
“…Whose sandal straps I am not worthy to untie.” John 1:27
“…He surpasses me because he was before me.” John 1:30
“…I have seen and testify that this is God’s Chosen One.” John 1:34
“…I saw the Spirit come down from heaven and remain on him.” John 1:32
His announcement is barely noticed.
From all of John’s disciples, only two are mentioned who listened to his words. The others stayed with him to the end, failing to seek the one he so powerfully proclaimed.
But two men took John’s staggering testimony to heart. They immediately left him for the one who had drawn such a powerful endorsement, “This is the Lamb of God.”
They followed him for a time before Jesus faced them and initiated the encounter; he always does.
“What do you want?” John 1:38
The question is an invitation, not a challenge.
They had no answer. Confused all they could say was, “Where are you staying?”
It was enough.
They were hungry for a life in God, and Jesus had what would satisfy them.
“Come and you will see.” John 1:39
And so the adventure began and it changed their lives forever.
If you follow him, he will ask you the same question, “What do you want?”
It begins the conversation and the adventure