Day One: Hope on a Mission

John 1:43-45 NIVThe next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip, he said to him, “Follow me.”
Philip, like Andrew and Peter, was from the town of Bethsaida. Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote—Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”

Take a moment to situate the story of Nathanael’s encounter with Jesus within the context of John chapter 1 as a whole. You can listen to the entire chapter here (Click here):

How does John 1 begin? Does this have any bearing on Nathanael’s encounter with Jesus that comes at the end of the chapter?

Jesus is on a mission… since the beginning of Creation and even beyond… Jesus is on a mission to find those who are hopeless, cynical, ignorant or falsely optimistic. Hope came looking for us! Take a moment to be in awe of Jesus and his great love for you.

Prayer: Lord, You reached for us from on heaven’s throne when we had no hope! Thank you for finding us! In Jesus’ name, amen.

Let’s sing “Alive in Us” (Hillsong) (Click here):

– JP

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