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Ambassador #1: Andrew’s Example

Our scripture for this devotional is John 1:35-42 

Even though he had known Jesus only a few hours, Andrew’s response to Jesus was simply, “yes.”

an artistic depiction of St. Andrew

an artistic depiction of St. Andrew

What is it that you find attractive about Jesus? It might be his compassion, courage, teaching, miracle-working power. Or, perhaps it’s a combination of all of these and more. Even after 2,000 years, the person of Jesus remains remarkably illuminating and dynamic.

Remarkably, Andrew wasn’t only concerned about having and knowing Jesus himself. Immediately after beginning his journey with Jesus, Andrew takes on the role of “ambassador.” John 1:41 notes, the first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, “We have found the Messiah.”

How could this have taken place so rapidly? My only explanation is that Andrew had experienced an encounter with Jesus that transformed his life. Where in your life do you need a first-time encounter with the living Jesus? Who do you know in your life who needs a fresh encounter with Jesus? The good news of this week is the same as is was for Andrew: Jesus is seeking and pursuing each of us.

-Pastor John

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