Thursday, January 4, 2018

Come and see...

Jesus turned round, saw them following and said, ‘What do you want?’ They answered, ‘Rabbi,’ – which means Teacher – ‘where do you live?’ ‘Come and see’ he replied; so they went...

John the Baptist identifies Jesus and two of his disciples follow after him. Jesus challenges them as to their purpose and then invites them to follow him.

John the Baptist demonstrates his humility to Jesus by encouraging his own followers to leave and follow Jesus. Jesus gives a simple invitation, “Come and see”.

This type of invitation is appealing. Come and see hints that there is concrete and convincing evidence I have not yet seen. Phillip is to make the same invitation to Nathanael in answer to his scoffing remark, “Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?” “Come and see” says Phillip and Nathaneal’s life is changes forever.

“Come and see” says Jesus to me. How fully I respond to his invitation is up to me. It could change my life forever.

Lord Jesus, I hear your invitation to come and see. Lord I choose to follow you today. Show me where you live in the places I go today.
Little Flower, please pray for me.

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