John the Baptist has just baptized Jesus and tells his two most ardent disciples that they are now to follow Jesus. He is THE One they have been waiting for. Andrew was one of them and when he realized that Jesus was the Messiah, he ran to get his brother, Simon. The movie Jesus of Nazareth depicts Simon Peter as a hot-headed fisherman who is tired after a day’s work of fishing and getting no fish. When Jesus tells him to go back out to sea he turns to his brother, Andrew, and shouts, “Why do you always listen to these people?”
When Peter goes out and comes back with a boatload of fish, so many fish that his boat is in danger of sinking, he believes his brother. Next Jesus calls Philip and what does Philip do? He goes to his friend Nathaniel (a man in whom there is no guile) and tells him Jesus of Nazareth is the Messiah, but Nathaniel is not so sure and says, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip does not argue, but tells him to come and see for himself. It is a miraculous meeting for Nathaniel.
John declares Jesus is the Messiah and tells Andrew to follow Him. Andrew goes to tell his brother, Simon. Jesus finds Philip and Philip finds Nathaniel. This all happens in the first chapter of John. We are to share Him. We are to go and tell…others. I think we should pray and ask Him whom He wants us to tell today. Will you join me?
God’s blessing as you walk with Him,
PS I just got off the phone with my sister. She told me of a woman who just got word that her breast cancer had returned after 10 years of being free of it. She is without insurance and the “hospital” says they cannot treated her since she has no insurance. My sister and I will be helping her find her way today. Please pray as we walk with Linda today. I guess I won’t have to go looking for the person Jesus wants me to talk to today.