said to Him, "Rabbi” (which means "Teacher”), "where are You staying?”
and you’ll see,” He replied. So they went and saw where He was staying, and
stayed with Him that day.—John
There comes a time for each of us when merely talking about the
Christian pilgrimage is not sufficient. We must actually set out on the journey!
We can spend many hours debating and discussing issues related to the Christian
life, but this means little if we never actually step out and follow Christ!
For generations, the coming of the Messiah had been pondered and predicted by
the nation of Israel. Perhaps no topic garnered more discussion among Jews than
the nature and work of the Messiah. Andrew had listened to John the Baptist and
had heard of the coming Messiah. Now, suddenly, he was face to face with the One
he had yearned to see! Andrew's mind was filled with questions he longed to ask.
Instead of entering into a theological dialogue with Andrew, however, Jesus
turned and began to walk. Andrew's questions would not be answered by discussion
alone, but by walking with Him.
Christianity is not a set of teachings to understand. It is a Person to
follow. As he walked with Jesus, Andrew watched Jesus heal the sick, teach God's
wisdom, and demonstrate God's power. Andrew not only learned about God;
he actually experienced Him!
Moments will come when you stand at a crossroads with your Lord. You will
have a hundred questions for Him. Rather than answering the questions one by
one, Jesus may say, "Put on your shoes, step out onto the road, and follow Me.”
As you walk daily with Him, Jesus will answer your questions, and you will
discover far more than you even knew to ask.—Experiencing God Day by Day