Christmas Time: Wednesday 4th January, 2023

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?

  • John the Baptist knew his God-given purpose in life and lived it fully. Thus, he prepared others to receive Christ.


  • It is very sad not to know our purpose in life here on earth. We would be missing out on how to serve God according to His will for us.


  • Spend some time today to reflect on your life and the way you are living it. Ask the Holy Spirit to direct you to live your life more fully in accordance to God’s plans for you. Go into prayer for the next few evenings and try to sense God’s promptings within you.