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A Thought For Your Christian Journey:

 

Come And See

John 1:43-46 43 The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me. 44 Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45 Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. 46 And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.

Imagine the Lord Jesus Christ himself coming to you and saying, “Follow me.”  Then as you follow Him you see Him do the astounding things that only Jesus could do.  Do you think that His presence and abilities would change you?  His presence changed Philip. 

Notice that Jesus first approached Philip.  The next thing we read about Philip is that he has gone to get Nathanael and he says, “. . . We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”  Nathanael’s response was one of skepticism, but Philip was so persuaded about who Jesus was that he said with great enthusiasm and persuasion,  “. . . Come and see.” 

It was Philip’s conviction, as expressed through his body language and words that caused Nathanael to get up out of the cool shade of that tree and go meet this Messiah that Philip had found.  Jesus was not just another Rabbi, or just another religious legalist.  Jesus was the promised one, the prophesied one, the predestined one.  Everything in Philip’s invitation expressed this reality with vigorous persuasion.  So much so that Nathanael just had to respond. 

Hence, the question arises; does our Lord Jesus Christ affect you as He affected Philip and many others?  Does His reality in your life manifest itself with every ounce of strength within you?  Is our Lord so real in your life and your life’s expressions that others just have to come meet this Savior and Lord who is so real in your life?  I believe that this is the affect our Lord wishes to have on our lives, one that others notice and desire.


CrossRoads Email, Oct 8, 2009

 

 



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