Come And See
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
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.