What do you seek?



January 18, 2015
Scripture: John 1:35-42

“When Jesus turned and saw them following, he asked, “What are you looking for?” John 1:38

What are you looking for?  That’s a fundamental question that we ask in a variety of areas in our life.

At the grocery store if you are looking for Garam Masla or bok choy and if you don’t know where it is located you might have to ask someone who works there to help you find it.

If you are single and hoping to find someone to date, you might use “Match Dot Com” and while I haven’t used that site, I am assuming from their commercials that you answer questions about yourself and when you look through other’s profiles you have in mind what you are looking for. 

Maybe you are looking for someone who likes long hikes in the Franklin Mountains, cozy afternoons locked inside during a strong dust storm and who can’t get enough of Chico’s Tacos. 

Or you have something in mind depending upon your strengths and intellectual interests when it comes to finding a job, what are you looking for?

When it comes to your spiritual life, you need to know what we are looking for. 
Are you looking for concrete answers and for those who can give them to you? 
Or are you looking for a space where it is safe to ask questions and to struggle with your doubts?  Are you looking for a place where a diversity of perspectives helps you to see life in a new way?

Sometimes we have to experience something in order to realize that we need it, because we were not even aware that it was a possibility or option for us. 

Prayer: God we are looking for you, in the everyday moments of our life.  In the traffic we drive through, in the news of unrest and violence and in our response, in the moments when we sit with one another and break bread and share a meal, we are looking.  Open our eyes to experience your presence.  Amen.

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