“Come and see!” You often hear these words from a young child that has found something new and exciting. It may be a big frog, or a turtle, or a beautiful rock, or a big ugly bug. Something has gotten their attention, and they want to share it with you. When I hear my wife calling that, it is usually a big moth that she thinks will attack her. I need to respond quickly. You know those dreaded vampire moths!?
We see in John’s Gospel where JESUS called out to Andrew, “Come and see.” Immediately when Andrew knew that the Messiah had called to him, he went and found Peter his brother and brought him to Jesus. The following day, after Jesus asked Philip to follow Him, Philip went and found Nathaniel and told him to “Come and see”. Elsewhere we hear the Words of Jesus to all,
Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV)
28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Basically He is saying “Come and see all that I can be for you, come and see the rest that only I can provide”
In Revelation we see John being summoned to come and see things that are to come, things that we do not want to experience. But then at the end of Revelation we again see the word “Come”, and should desire to go quickly. Listen to these words:
Revelation 22:17-21 (NIV)
17 The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.
18 I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book.
19 And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.
20 He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.
21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen.
When we hear the voice of a little one saying “Come”, we come quickly. How much more should we desire to come and enjoy all that God has prepared for us. We have the free gift of the water of life. We will enjoy Life Himself. He is calling you, “Come and see.” What is your response? Will you go quickly? Will you go get someone else? Look at what we have to look forward to and find great comfort in the midst of these days. Look at what we can tell others to “come and see” about.
Come and see! Fix your eyes on Jesus! Spend time in His Word focused on Him and what He has done and is doing for us.
So glad I came,