Today our Lent reading is taken only from the Bible. Read the passage out loud slowly two or three times and imagine the scene. Perhaps a particular word or phrase will stand out to you. Children often will notice a ‘favourite’ part of the story, or a part that they ‘like to think about more’.
Sit longer with this word or phrase and ponder it. Perhaps write it out, or draw it as you pray over it. During this time you may see something new in the word or phrase, something that is particularly significant to you today.
The next day again John was standing with two of his disciples,
and he looked at Jesus as he walked by and said,
“Behold, the Lamb of God!”
The two disciples heard him say this,
and they followed Jesus.
Jesus turned and saw them following and said to them,
“What are you seeking?”
And they said to him, “Rabbi” (which means Teacher), “where are you staying?”
He said to them, “Come and you will see.”
So they came and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day, for it was about the tenth hour.
One of the two who heard John speak and followed Jesus was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother.
He first found his own brother Simon and said to him,
“We have found the Messiah” (which means Christ).
He brought him to Jesus.
Jesus looked at him and said,
“You are Simon the son of John. You shall be called Cephas”.
The phrase “Where are you staying?” stood out to me. I had the sense that the disciples perhaps didn’t know what they were looking for, but they just knew that they wanted to be with Jesus, in his midst. Is there something that you’d like to share in the comments about what stands out to you?