The other day I was reading my Bible and came across a passage in John that made me stop and think. We have just been introduced to John the Baptist and he is telling his followers about "the Lamb of God, the one who will take away the sins of the world", when Jesus passes by. The next day John is standing with some of his disciples and sees Jesus walk by, he says to those with him "look, see the lamb of God." Two of the men with John go after Jesus, when Jesus stops and asks them what they are looking for the men reply by asking Jesus where he lives and Jesus gives a simple response, he says, "Come and See", and that is exactly what they do.
It got me thinking about what would happen if we were willing to drop everything and follow after Jesus with our whole hearts. That simple phrase "come and see", stops me every time, it reminds me of when I was a small girl. I was around eight at the time and I was basically my fathers shadow, I followed him everywhere and wanted to do whatever he was doing. One day he was outside working in the yard and I decided I was going to help, so I ran out side and in my haste ran straight into him. I hit him so hard it knocked me down, as he helped me up he asked me why I was in such a hurry. I looked up at him with the biggest smile and proudly said ' I was coming to help you". He smiled before asking me what I was going to help him with, to which I responded whatever it is you're doing. I then paused before frowning up at him and asking "What are you doing?" He laughed grabbing my hand and said "come and see".
When I read that passage it reminded me of how I always wanted to follow my dad around and know where he was. Then a thought popped in my head, what if we whole heartedly began to chase after God the way we chase after those we look up to? More often then not when we catch up with them they respond "come and see", they invite us to be apart of something with them. That's just what God does when we chase after Him, with wide open arms He calls "come and see".
Come and see... the goodness of God.
Come and see... the joy of the Lord.
Come and see... the hope found in Jesus.
Come and see... the never ending grace and mercy.
COME and SEE!
As always remember you have a God-given uniqueness!
Shalom ~ Alianna