Tuesday, February 7, 2012


We look at so many things throughout the day. At our friends, our clocks, our wallets, ourselves. I think the things that we take time to focus upon show where are hearts lie. We focus on the things that are important to us. I have been reading through John's gospel, and if it has said anything to me, it has profoundly impressed me with a call to gaze upon the Savior.

We find the first call in John 1:14, in a past tense form. We see that The Word became flesh, and our response to His incarnation? "We have seen His glory". What a thought! We have seen His glory! The second call is in John 1:29, as the camelhair clothed, locust eating John the Baptizer points to the Savior with one simple message, "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!" What an invitation! Do we "behold"? Do we take the time in  all of our busyness to just behold? The third invitation is in John 1:39, as the Savior responds to the question of two disciples, "where are you staying?" The answer? "Come and see." What does it mean to see where Jesus is staying? Furthermore, are we seeing where Jesus is saying? There is profound implications to gazing upon the place where Jesus acts; the place where Jesus is staying. Will we, "come and see"? The final call in John chapter one is found in verse 46, as the disciple Nathaniel asks Philip, "can anything good come out of Nazereth?" Philip's answer? "Come and see". How many times do we approach God with the same question? Can anything good come out of this? If not verbally, perhaps in spirit, "can anything good come out of this?" God's invitation is a simple one. "Come and see."

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