Where are You staying?

“Again the next day, John was standing with two of his disciples.  When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, “Look! The Lamb of God!”

The two disciples heard him say this and followed Jesus. When Jesus turned and noticed them following Him, He asked them, “What are you looking for?”

They said to Him, “Rabbi” (which means “Teacher”), “where are You staying?” “Come and you’ll see,” He replied. So they went and saw where He was staying, and they stayed with Him that day. It was about 10 in the morning. John 1 35-39

I was reading this passage this morning and the portion that stood out to me was the disciples question to Jesus when he asked them what they were looking for. Their response is interesting to me. The most pressing question on their hearts was “Where are You staying?” I’m naturally a nosey person (just ask my husband and son) so I think my first question would have been “Hey, Jesus, where are You going?!?”

I also think it’s human nature to be more curious about where someone is going rather than where they are staying especially when you see them on the move and you are following behind them. Yet, it appears the disciples cared more deeply about being with Jesus wherever he was instead finding out what his future trip itinerary looked like. It’s like their hearts just craved to be wherever He was and that was enough for them. At that moment, they didn’t need Him to turn the page. Their question gives me a glimpse into the posture of their hearts: Jesus, wherever Your resting place is, that’s where we want to be too. Where You are leading and where You are going isn’t something we need to know right now. Being with You and spending time with You is what matters most at this moment.  

Lord, let that be our heart’s posture too.

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