Come and See

come and seeIt must have been an amazing time.  There was John the Baptist in the murky, muddy water warning anyone who would listen of the coming Messiah.  Many would come and confess their sins before the crowd and were baptized in the waters of the Jordan.

And then one day he came.

John called out that this was the Lamb of God, the one for whom he was preparing the way.  Jesus was baptized in those waters that day and all those present witnessed the Holy Spirit descend upon him.

Word spread like wildfire.  “Look, the Lamb of God!”  Peter and Andrew were the first to be called and when they asked Jesus where he was staying he replied, “Come and you will see” (John 1:35-39).  And that was it.  By that invitation they were to embark on a life-changing journey, one filled with miracles, soul-searching lessons, and the death of their Lord.

But the story doesn’t end there.

Their Master and Savior and friend rose from the dead.  He said, “Come and see.  Come see the nails in my hands and the hole in my side.  Come see and learn about me.  Follow what I’ve taught you and bring others to me as well.  I will be with you always.”

He still speaks the same words to us today.  He invites us to come and see.  The treasure of grace and love that you’ll find there is more amazing than you ever thought possible.

-Joe

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