When Jesus turned and saw them following, he said to them, “What are you looking for?” (John 1:38)
Fear. We can become so afraid that we don’t even know we’re afraid. A casualty of this kind of fear is the loss of a sense of home. Home, that place where we are loved; where we’re confident, secure, joy-filled – a place where we belong.
The first words Jesus speaks in John’s gospel are, “What are you looking for?” The disciples’ fascinating response, “Where are you staying?” Christ-God (Lamb of God), where do you live?
Abstractions don’t help frightened people. Jesus doesn’t offer abstract answers. He says, “Come and see”. Come and abide with me. I am your HOME.
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