The Call to Come and See Jesus:
As we come towards the end of the first chapter of John’s Gospel, he writes: “The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29). John said, “Take a look at Jesus – He’s the One!” And John tells us, “The two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. Then Jesus turned, and seeing them following, said to them, “What do you seek?” They said to Him, “Rabbi” (which is to say, when translated, Teacher), “where are You staying?” He said to them, “Come and see…” (John 1:37-39).
Jesus wasn’t just saying, “Come and see my house.” He was giving them the invitation that He gives to us today. Jesus is God. He’s the Saviour of the world. He’s the Bread of Life who will satisfy and the Light of the World who will give you purpose, direction and meaning in your life. He is everything, and He has invited us to come and see.
The Closing Challenge:
Jesus has invited us to come and see – to explore, investigate, and experience His goodness in our lives personally. Here are three things I want to encourage you to do if you want to get to know Jesus better. First of all, make a commitment to read through the entire Gospel of John. It is only twenty-one chapters long, so if you read one chapter a day, you will finish the entire Gospel in three weeks. Secondly, memorize key passages in the Gospel of John like the “I am” claims of Jesus. Bible memorization isn’t just for children! It’s one of the best ways to hide God’s Word in our hearts to help our faith to grow. And finally: Come and See, and get ready to encounter Jesus and His abundant life. Amen!
Pastor Chris Jordan