Weekday of Christmas Time: Saturday 4th January 2020

Daily Word Of God

John 1:35-42

As John stood there with two of his disciples, Jesus went past, and John looked towards him and said, ‘Look, there is the lamb of God.’ And the two disciples heard what he said and followed Jesus.

Jesus turned round, saw them following and said, ‘What do you want?’ They answered, ‘Rabbi’ – which means Teacher – ‘where do you live?’ He replied, ‘Come and see’; so they went and saw where he lived, and stayed with him that day. It was about the tenth hour.

One of these two who became followers of Jesus after hearing what John had said was Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter. The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother and say to him, ‘We have found the Messiah’ – which means the Christ – and he took Simon to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, ‘You are Simon son of John; you are to be called Cephas’ – which means Rock.

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • Jesus invited Andrew and Peter to know Him more personally when He said, “Come and see”.  Jesus too is inviting us to know Him more personally.


  • Each time we respond positively to Jesus’ invitation we will discover life to be more meaningful and fulfilling.


  • We are each challenged to deepen our faith in Jesus so intimately that He becomes the foundation and “rock” of our daily living. When this happens, we will be able to weather the storms and sufferings of our lives. How solid is your present faith in Jesus?