The “Where”

I need to find the right place.

They said to Him, “Rabbi (which translated means Teacher), where are You staying?”

He said to them,

“Come, and you will see.”

(John 1:38-39)

Where.

Colorado. The grocery store. Academy Boulevard. Under a tree.
Behind me. Out the door. Two hundred miles away.
Bethlehem. Nazareth. Golgotha.
These are places. Where.

We live in frames, our bones covered in muscle, blood, flesh, sensitive nerve endings. We walk, touching the skin of our soles to the earth. We know the feel of cutting wind, warm embraces, rough bark, pain from a bruise. We are physical beings, made from the dust, and so our places are physical locations.

But there are places . . . and there are places. Our “where” is not always the same as Jesus’s “where.”

So they were saying to Him, “Where is Your Father?”

Jesus answered, “You know neither Me nor My Father; if you knew Me, you would know My Father also.” (John 8:19)

They ask where, but he answers with know. For Jesus, the “where” is being with the Father. It is knowing Him. Knowing God is a place.

Tell me, Jesus, where are You going?
Show me the place where You’ll be.
“Come, you’ll see,” is all that You answer.
To know You is all that I need.

Where do I want to be?
Knowing Jesus.

This Wednesday Ann Voskamp hosts a community of those who share about “The Practice of Faith.” Click on the Holy Experience badge below to read more posts on Faith!

Also linking with Bonnie Gray for Thursday’s Faith Barista Jam. Bonnie asks, “What season of faith are you walking through? Fall (letting go) – Winter (loss/waiting) – Spring (new starts) – Summer (embrace and celebrate)? My faith season is Fall; I am letting go of wanting to know all the answers, and instead walking with Jesus where He is, where He has me right now, and seeing with the Partial Vision He has given thus far. Click on the Faith Barista badge below to read more community posts on seasons of faith!

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