The next day John was there again with two of his disciples. When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, "Look, the Lamb of God!"
When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus. Turning around, Jesus saw them following and asked, "What do you want?"
They said, "Rabbi" (which means Teacher), "where are you staying?"
"Come," he replied, "and you will see."
So they went and saw where he was staying, and spent that day with him. It was about the tenth hour.
John and his two followers saw Jesus. "Look!" says John and they do. Put yourself in the sandals of one of those followers - trying to catch up - your attention is fixed on this "Lamb".
Suddenly, He turns around and looks you in the eye. Can you tell there's something "other worldly" about Him? He holds your eye and draws you in.
You are hooked.
Imagine that you move closer to Jesus until you are standing face to face with Him. You know, although you don't know how you know, that this is a turning point and that you will never be the same.
What is it like for Jesus to look at you?
What do you do when He gazes into your eyes?
When I feel Christ watching me, I am so very aware of how far I fall short. And yet, when I look to Him, I know that I am covered.
Not because I am good, but because HE is good.
It is not my righteousness, but His.
My "goodness" only gets in the way; it is when I am aware of my "badness" that I can fully fall on Him.