Daily Devotional for February 10
February 10 John 1:35-42
"Jesus turned, and saw them following, and said
to them, 'What do you seek?' And they said 'Rabbi'
(which means Teacher)"
Andrew and Peter followed Jesus the moment they heard John
the Baptist call him "the Lamb of God." They noticed him
and followed. They did not ask him questions. First they saw,
then they followed. What is it that they saw? I think the answer
to this question is found in their word, "Teacher."
A teacher reveals truth, leads to knowledge, shows the way.
In Jesus they saw something they wanted to follow. They saw
the truth and the way of life. Faith comes by seeing Jesus
clearly. A clear vision of Jesus can be attained by simply seeking
to see the truth as one reads the Gospels. When the open eyes
of the seeker of truth examine the Gospel story, very quickly
the reader begins to see. One can see the way Christ leads,
the truth Christ speaks, and the life Christ is. When Christ is
seen as teacher, as guide to truth, it is natural to want to follow.
Faith is about following the right teacher. The right teacher
always leads to truth, and truth always leads to God. The
question is, whom do we follow? Scripture tells us to look
to Christ, who is the "pioneer and perfecter of our faith."
Join me in looking at the portrait painted by Matthew, Mark,
Luke, and John. Look closer still at the picture Paul gives in
his letters. We can expect to see Jesus and be taught by Christ.
Jesus, show me yourself
As I read the Scriptures today, let me see you
more clearly. Teach me your truth.
Open my eyes that I may see.
From The Road to Emmaus - An inclusive devotional Edited by Joseph W. Houle
Emmaus House of Prayer - Washington D.