‘Come and See’

Today is the 2nd Sunday of Epiphany and the readings set for the Sundays during this month are all focusing on revealing who Jesus is.

John 1:43-51 tells the story of Nathanael. His friend Philip tells him that he has found the Messiah, the One that the Jews had been waiting for to bring them salvation. Nathanael cannot believe what Philip says because Jesus’ hometown of Nazareth is not a place where interesting people come from. Philip does not argue with Nathanael, he just says ‘Come and See’.

When we have found Jesus in our lives it can feel very difficult to tell others about him, we think we do not have the right words, or have studied enough or may be not been a Christian for very long. We can still tell our friends about Jesus and if they say, but why should I, tell me about this Jesus, you can simply reply, ‘Come and see’ and bring them to church or a Bible study for them to discover more.

Inviting people to come to know Jesus is one of the most important things we can do as Christians and also one of the easiest. Think about someone you could tell about Jesus and who maybe you could bring them to a church service or bible study with you.

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One thought on “‘Come and See’

  1. I like Philip’s response – not to argue but simply to invite. Sometimes conflict can happen when people misunderstand each other and we need to be like Philip. ‘Come and see’ are lovely words to welcome people.

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