When Jesus turned and saw them following, he said to them, "What are you looking for?"
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"What are you looking for?" We take no journey unless we know why we are going. When we look
to Jesus and consider following, it is in response to a deep need in our lives that we may not
have even dared to articulate. We may not yet know what we need or want. An Danish poet
named Piet Hein once wrote that if you are having trouble making a decision between some
options - toss a coin - not that the decision will be made on a coin flip but if left to chance,
at the moment the coin is in the air you would know what you are hoping. It is that hope that
might inform our decisions. Our relationship with Jesus is sown in the soil of our hope for relief
from the brokenness of our own making and for wholeness beyond our ability to create. We
hope in Christ and look to him.
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Holy God, Be patient with us as we sort through the confusion and begin to see more clearly. Amen