Where Are You Staying?

Turning around, Jesus saw them following and asked, “What do you want?”
They said, “Rabbi” (which means “Teacher”), “where are you staying?”
“Come,” he replied, “and you will see.”
So they went and saw where he was staying, and they spent that day with him. It was about four in the afternoon. John 1:38-39

It was a curious first question to ask the Creator of the Universe: “where are you staying?” We don’t know what was said on the way to where Jesus was staying or what was discussed much after that. I think it was their way of “breaking the ice.” I mean, what else are you going to ask Jesus the Messiah after John the Baptist’s glowing introduction? I think, though, the question was an invitation of sorts, an invitation to dig a little deeper into this person John calls The Lamb of God.

It’s okay to get all stymied and tongue-tied in prayer. Sometimes it’s best we don’t say anything when we talk with God. Sometimes I believe God just wants us to be still. That’s it, but it’s often the toughest thing we do as Believers, just sitting and listening to the voice of God. The Bible is silent about the conversations along the way but I suspect they were soaking in as much as they could. When you’re listening to the literal Word of God, you tend to listen closely.

So it should be for us, listening intently to the Word of God.


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