ENCOURAGEMENT: And I do like that word, “Encouragement” because I believe that even in the most difficult of times, God’s Word brings encouragement to our souls, minds and spirits.
“The next day John was there again with two of His disciples. When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, ‘Look, the Lamb of God!’ When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus. Turning around, Jesus saw them following and asked, ‘What do you want?’ They said, ‘Rabbi, where are you staying?’ Jesus replied, ‘Come and See!”
We are all on a journey, a spiritual journey where we all have questions, wonders, and needs. It seems that the Apostle John took hold of this statement of Jesus and made it one of his central themes in the Gospel of Jesus Christ he has written. I find it fascinating that the first words that John records coming out of Jesus’ mouth are in the form of a question,
“What do you want?”
When the two disciples of John the Baptist reply, they ask another question, and Jesus answers them by saying,
“Come and See!”
First of all, I happen to believe that this first question of Jesus, is the very question Jesus asks us each and every day.
“Greg, what do you want?”
And as He asks me this question, He continually is answering me with,
“Greg, Come and See!”
Just a few verses later, when Nathaniel asks Philip if anything good can come out of Nazareth, Philip replies with,
“Come and See.”
And then in John 4:29, immediately after the Woman at the Well hears Jesus explain the entire history of her life, she runs into town to tell everyone
“Come and See”
this man who has told me everything that’s true about me.
Also, in a time of grief and mourning, Mary and Martha lead Jesus to the tomb where the body of their brother lay. They were hurting, weeping, and in tremendous sorrow when Jesus asked them where the body was placed. Their answer was simple,
“Come and See!”
Are you hurting? Are you confused? What are the specific needs you have today? Jesus wants to know. Sure… He already knows, but He still wants to hear from you. In your prayer time, tell Him. Talk with Him. And as you do, you will hear Jesus say to you, as He speaks to me,
“Greg, Come and See”.
There are so many things that are so TRUE, Jesus is
“the Way, the Truth, and the Life.”
He never leaves us and He is always with us. In the most difficult of times, He will carry you along.
Jesus is calling you to
Come and See!