John & Mary
As he walked the earth his expression, presence and the look in his eyes conveyed something very beautiful and very deep, and his words expressed a mystical language that spoke of wisdom and humility. This man was far more than a man and during his ministry there were many who followed yet there were two that saw.
The fisherman had an awakening an awareness that the one who called him to follow moved his heart, in this they became very close. The fisherman was gifted with a desire to be responsive to his teacher, they often reclined against each other, the fisherman listened to the beating heart and this man who was and is the Living Word, this Word touched John in a way that his life was transformed in Spirit and Truth.
Mary was a woman who had a deep thirst and hunger for connection, her life was formed by this desire and it had led her on a path where she sought this connection yet was lacking. She crossed paths with the man who saw her hunger and knew exactly what to say to her, in this she was deeply smitten by his expression for it carried Love. She became very close to her teacher and a beautiful example of what a students response is to the one who is Life. It’s no coincidence that on that most remarkable morning it was Mary that first saw her risen King, and her dear friend.
These two examples are for us to see, to understand this is his desire for us, to be open, humbled, submissive unto His perfect Love, for in this we too will find all that we hunger and thirst for…a Love that never fails, a Love that always increases, a Love that transforms our hearts into His Heart, a Love that is filled abundantly with Life the very Life of God.