What Are You Seeking?

What Are You Seeking?

“What are you seeking?” John doesn’t answer Jesus’ question in the narrative. Instead, he and his companion, Andrew, avoid the question. They respond to Jesus, “Where are you staying?” (John 1:38). At the time, perhaps they weren’t sure themselves what they were seeking. Jesus asks you the same question, “What are you seeking?” At the end of John’s Gospel in chapter 20, Jesus asks a similar question, except this time it’s not a question for John, but for Mary Magdalene. She comes seeking – to an empty tomb. “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” (John 20:15). The ‘what’ has changed to ‘whom.’ We seek a person, that by believing, we might have life in His name. “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly” (John 10:10). We seek the living Jesus Christ. He says, “Follow me” (John 1:43).

Thomas Brewer