DAY 19 COME AND SEE!
The next day, John was standing with two of his disciples. When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, “Look, the Lamb of God!” The two disciples heard him say this and followed Jesus. When Jesus turned and noticed them following Him, He asked them, “What are you looking for?” They said to Him, “Rabbi” (which means “Teacher”), “where are You staying?”
“Come and you’ll see,” He replied. So they went and saw where He was staying, and they stayed with Him that day. It was about four in the afternoon. Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard John and followed him. He first found his own brother Simon and told him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is translated “the Christ”), and he brought Simon to Jesus. When Jesus saw him, He said, “You are Simon, son of John. You will be called Cephas” (which is translated “Peter”). JOHN 1:35-42
We naturally recruit people to what we are passionate and excited about. When you see a good play, movie, piece of artwork, sports game, etc., our natural inclination is to grab people to share in our joy. Our joy is more fully complete when they look in wonder at what you both find amazing. When we share the gospel, we are inviting people to “come and see” the God of the universe and His deep love for them. It’s natural for us to go to the people closest to us in relational proximity, like a family member. Don’t underestimate the power of saying “come and see” to a family member who is lost. Peter, the leader of the early church, was introduced to Christ by his brother Andrew. Who might God be calling you to say, “come and see!” to in your family?
Say “come and see” by inviting a family member or your ONE to Peavine with you this week.