Andrew and his brother Peter dropped what they were doing and came to Jesus to see for themselves the person John the Baptist called “The Lamb of God.”
The next day Jesus found another potential disciple named Phillip from the same town as Andrew and asked him to tag along, too. One by one, the dominoes were falling. Phillip called on his friend Nathanael and told Him about Jesus of Nazareth. “Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?” Nathanael asked. “Come and see,” said Philip (John 1:46).
A friend of mine from high school was a very gifted athlete whose whole life was wrapped up in sports. When he developed bone cancer and lost a leg, his life took a nosedive. He became bitter, angry, hopeless—and even dangerous. One day he was reading the local newspaper and saw a picture of a girl with an enigmatic light in her eyes that riveted his attention. He said to himself; I’m going to find out what makes a person’s eyes shine like that. He located the girl and found out that she was a Christ-follower. After some research, my friend decided to follow Jesus as well. Before this girl ever said a word, her eyes said, “Come and see.” And that’s what my friend did.
You don’t have to be a theologian to point people to Jesus. You don’t have to be an arm-wrestler who likes to argue. Just say, “Come and see.”
Life Challenge: Ask God to let His aliveness shine in your eyes today. Ask the Holy Spirit to remind you three times today to “lighten up.”