Saturday, November 12, 2016

Come and See

John 1:35-46

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!” 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?” They said to him, “Rabbi” (which translated means Teacher), “where are you staying?” He said to them, “Come and see.” They came and saw where he was staying, and they remained with him that day. It was about four o’clock in the afternoon. One of the two who heard John speak and followed him was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother.He first found his brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is translated Anointed). He brought Simon to Jesus, who looked at him and said, “You are Simon son of John. You are to be called Cephas” (which is translated Peter).
The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.” Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth.” Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.”

it was a simple invitation:
"Come and see."

You did not try to convince them.
You did not try to argue them into faith.
You did not threaten them.
No, you simple invited them:
"Come and see."

Then Philip follows your lead.
He tells Nathanael what he has found in you.
And when Nathanael questions him,
instead of arguing or belittling or conjouling or forcing,
Philip simply extends the same invitation:
"Come and see."

Help me do the same.
Lord, you are the Lamb of God
who takes away the sins of the world.
Help me point to you.
And help me invite others to,
"Come and see!"

"Come and see" the Lord
that makes all the difference
in my life.
"Come and see."

May those be my words today.

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