And one of the things that struck me in the gospel of John were the very first words of Jesus.
From John 1:
John 1.35-38Some translations have the question as, "What do you want?"
The next day John the Baptist again was standing with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, “Look, here is the Lamb of God!”
The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus.
When Jesus turned and saw them following, he said to them,
“What are you looking for?”
What do you want? What are you looking for?
I don't know about you, but those are some really deep questions. Deep, deep down, what am I looking for? Deep, deep down what do I want?
I bet if we all sat down together and shared our answers we'd find that our answers were very similar.
Deep, deep down, we all want the same things.
And the gospel of John, I think, gives an answer to those longings.