Vital signs- Friday, January 29th, 2021
“Again, the next day, John stood with two of his disciples. And looking at Jesus as He walked, he said, “Behold the Lamb of God!” The two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. Then Jesus turned, and seeing them following, said to them, “What do you seek?” They said to Him, “Rabbi” (which is to say, when translated, Teacher), “where are You staying?” He said to them, “Come and see.” They came and saw where He was staying, and remained with Him that day (now it was about the tenth hour).
He first found his own brother Simon, and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is translated, the Christ). And he brought him to Jesus. Now when Jesus looked at him, He said, “You are Simon the son of Jonah. You shall be called Cephas” (which is translated, A Stone).”
John 1:35-39, 41-42 NKJV
Andrew was one of the first disciples to follow Jesus. The first thing he did was tell his brother Simon Peter about the Messiah. There was no mention of resentment or self-pity when Peter was chosen as one of Jesus’ inner circle of three. In fact, whenever the Gospels mention Andrew, he was bringing people to Jesus.
With whom is God calling you to share your faith? Believers have the Holy Spirit who enables God’s people to live for Him and proclaim Him boldly to all we encounter.
Father God, increase my boldness and willingness to share my faith. Lord, help me to speak freely and joyfully about all of the good things You have done. Increase my sphere of influence so that many more people will hear of Your love and faithfulness. In Jesus’ name. Amen.