In our verses John the Baptist is standing with two disciples. They see Jesus coming and John says, “Behold the Lamb of God.” Earlier John adds, “The Lamb who takes away the sin of the world.” In both instances John uses the word “behold” which means see and observe. It is one thing to look but does your look draw you to the object you are looking at? The two disciples left John and followed. One was Andrew and I believe the other was John.
Jesus then asks them, “What do you seek?” They say, “Where are you dwelling?” He, not John, is the object of their desire. That seemed to be true of me too in earlier days. Andrew goes and gets his brother Simon. Jesus renames him Cephas translated “a stone”.
Slowly a small group is going to be formed which will follow Him through death to His ascension. They will be the miraculous of the early Church however; not built on them, but Christ. We also are part of that same church.
Written by Curt Darling