Weekday of Christmas Time : Thursday, 4th January 2024

Daily Word Of God

John 1:35-42

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?

  • John saw and testified that the Spirit of God came down and rested on Jesus during His baptism at the Jordon and that Jesus was truly the “Chosen One of God.”


  • Jesus baptizes all who believe in Him with the Holy Spirit. We too have received the Holy Spirit, who lives within us forever.


  • Pray to the Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, for the gift of faith to know, follow and love Jesus more wholeheartedly each day.