The next day John was standing again with two of his disciples. When he saw Jesus walking along he said, “Look! The Lamb of God!” The two disciples heard what he said, and they followed Jesus.
When Jesus turned and saw them following, he asked, “What are you looking for?”
They said, “Rabbi (which is translated Teacher), where are you staying?”
He replied, “Come and see.” So they went and saw where he was staying, and they remained with him that day. It was about four o’clock in the afternoon.
One of the two disciples who heard what John said and followed Jesus was Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter. He first found his own brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is translated Christ ). He led him to Jesus. –John 1:35-32
Jesus said, “Come and see.” And the church begins. Jesus invites us not to acceptance of doctrines or a certain practice of morality or to a spiritual status that puts us above others. Jesus simply invites us to come and be with him.
I hope you’re taking an attitude of adventure in your own life as you seek to follow Christ. Sometimes, it can get so heavy trying to do what God wants you to do— instead, hear the invitation from Christ: Come on! Be my friend and see what happens!
The disciples will see him minister, they will see him teach, they will see him suffer, they will see him die, and they will see him raised. All because they kept answering the invitation to come and see. This is how reign of God breaks into our lives, with an invitation.
Help us to come along with you today, Jesus, and see what you show us! Rekindle the spirit of adventure in me. Amen.