Lent Log

John 1:19-51

I think I’d sum up this section as “the Spirit helps us find.”

I’d never noticed v. 33 before; Jesus goes to the Jordan River to be baptized, and John the Baptist says, “I did not know him.” I thought that John had already met Jesus—but he hadn’t. He only recognizes Jesus because the Spirit “remained” on him.

I’m not saying I totally get what that means or how John knew it was the Holy Spirit or how it could “remain” on Jesus (in my head, it’s like a dramatic spotlight, but probably it was a lot more subtle than that).

Still, it’s comforting to know that the Spirit, however it works, is helping us to find what we’re looking for—and to recognize Truth when we find it.