John's Lamb Obsession
The next day he [John the Baptist] saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, "Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! This is he of whom I said, 'After me comes a man who ranks ahead of me because he was before me.' I myself did not know him; but I came baptizing with water for this reason, that he might be revealed to Israel."
And John testified, "I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water said to me, 'He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.' And I myself have seen and have testified that this is the Son of God." The next day John again was standing with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, "Look, here is the Lamb of God!" [...]
Behold the Lamb of God?
Hopefully we can recognize God all around us - in nature, in our neighbor, in the needy, in the wealthy, ..., and even in ourselves. Once we recognize God at work in our lives, this passage suggests that we tell others about it. John tells everyone he meets. Andrew tells friends and family. Who are we going to tell?