“Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples; And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God! And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.” John 1:35-37
Have you ever been talking to someone when suddenly you noticed their eyes move away from you to something or someone behind you? Instinctively, we are designed by our Creator to turn our gaze to whatever drew that person’s attention away from us.
John the Baptist was a great preacher who was mightily used of God. He had massive followings of people and even the Lord said of him, “Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist.” And yet, John’s attention was never on himself, nor did he desire anyone else’s attention to be on him. He was all about Jesus!
In the few brief accounts we have of his ministry, John said at least twice, “Behold the Lamb of God!” People were at that moment looking to him, but his gaze moved away from his followers when he saw Jesus, and instinctively the gaze of his followers moved to Jesus as well! One of those who followed his gaze to Jesus was Andrew, who in turn went out and pointed his brother Simon Peter to Jesus.
Ought it not be true of us that we should be so focused upon Jesus that those around us are instinctively drawn to at least look in His direction? Our lives should be such that our every word and our every action says, “Behold the Lamb of God!”