Devotion for January 18, 2022

The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, “We have found the Messiah.” (John 1:41)

Today’s Bible reading is about Jesus’ first followers and how they invited others to come and meet him.

John (the baptizer) had met Jesus the day before, and he learned from God that Jesus was the promised Savior (John 1:28-34). So he shared that with two of his disciples, Andrew and another person. John had been appointed to prepare for the coming of Jesus, so when Jesus walked by, John said, “Look, the Lamb of God!” — indicating that Jesus was the one to follow.

After Andrew spent a day with Jesus, “the first thing [he] did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, ‘We have found the Messiah.'” Jesus was the Savior they had been waiting for, so Andrew introduced Simon to Jesus.

On the next day, Jesus found Philip and said, “Follow me.” Then Philip went to tell his friend Nathanael that Jesus was the Savior whom God’s prophets had been promising for centuries. When Nathanael was skeptical, Philip urged him, “Come and see.”

One Sunday morning, after worship, a friend and I prayed with a man to invite Jesus into his life. Following that prayer, my friend pointed to someone standing nearby and said, “Go and tell him what Jesus means to you.” Whom will you tell about Jesus and what he means to you?

Prayer

Dear Jesus, you are the one the whole world needs to meet. Thank you for John, Andrew, Philip, and others who told all about you. Help us to keep passing along the good news. Amen.

Stay encouraged!

Pastor Mike