Andrew was a man searching. He was searching for the truth. He was searching for promise. He was searching for Messiah. His search led him to follow a radical. A man clothed in camel’s hair and who thought a good meal was locust and wild honey. Actually many of the people of Andrew’s time wondered if this man was the Messiah they all longed for. As for Andrew, he followed, watched, and listened closely to John.
One day John spoke five words, “Look, the Lamb of God!” Andrew, being a good listener left John and followed the one he spoke of. After spending one day with Jesus, Andrew was convinced. He went and found his brother, Simon Peter, and declared five words, “We have found the Messiah.”
Five words from one man changed Andrew’s life - “Look, the Lamb of God!”
Five words from Andrew’s lips set the course of his destiny - “We have found the Messiah.”
Today I am given the same options. How do I respond to those words?
“Look, the Lamb of God?
My decision seals my destiny…
“I have found the Messiah.”
Today, how will you respond to those five words?
I have used the New International Version to retell this story from John 1:35-41. In the Aramaic, which was the common language of Jesus time, there were possibly only three words spoken - “Look, God’s Lamb” from John the Baptizer and “We’ve found Messiah” from Andrew.
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