The question “What are you seeking?” is the first recorded question of Jesus in his ministry. I think it goes very well with the first recorded question of God in Genesis “Where are you?” Where we are is often a good clue to what we are seeking.
And Jesus turned and saw them following, and said to them, “What do you seek?” John 1:38 (NASB) This was asked of those who would be His disciples.
The question “What do you want Me to do for you?” Is not a Santa Claus Christmas Wish kind of question. It’s asked of someone who has specifically identified Jesus as the Son of David and all that goes prophetically with that title.
And answering him, Jesus said, “What do you want Me to do for you?” Mark 10-51 (NASB) This was asked of a blind man He would heal.
I think that these are a natural next step after “Who do you say Jesus is?” and “Do you believe that Jesus is who He said He is?” That’s because if you believe that Jesus was just a man (or just a myth), you wouldn’t care to tell him what you were seeking or to ask him to do something for you.
Unlike during He ministry of Jesus, these questions are not “Once In A Lifetime” questions for most of us. I think that if you and I had lived during that time we would have treated them that way though. The fishermen might never have a chance to speak with Jesus again. The blind man might never hear of Jesus passing by him again.
Perhaps we may sometimes lack a sense of urgency for questions like this, thinking we can put them off for another day? I know I have done this. Today I will seek what my heart desires, but tomorrow I will seek what I think Jesus wants my heart to desire. Today I will do for myself to get my heart’s desire, but tomorrow I will ask Jesus to do for me what I think Jesus wants to do for me.
There is always time for Jesus tomorrow. Right? Well, maybe not. What if right now is now is my “Once In A Lifetime Big Moment”? How will I answer then?
Not to be overlooked is some new information about Laser Eyes Jesus! We now have a new perspective on his physical condition and his heart as well. These small insights don’t come along very often, though I am considering how to arrange them together in a separate collection.