Come and see may be seeing as a humble and persuasive invitation. The invitee expected the invited person to see something spectacular that will excite and perhaps blow his mind. Come and see has become trillion dollars businesses all over the world. Advertisement is another name for “come and see.” People come and see different kinds of things. Many things are out there that excites different kinds of people. Obscenity interests the indecent minded people. Horrific scenes may be the primary interest of the hardened criminals. The fun-seeking people always look for sporting events like baseball, basketball boxing tournament events. They scramble for tickets and throng the stadium in their thousands hours before the events began. They will not mind the rain or the scourging heat of the sun because of the exciting sporting events that they are going to see. Time is expended, energy is dissipated and opportunity costs are incurred in order to watch the event they desired.
But spiritually minded people are not left out because they are also invited to come and see the spiritual mysteries of God. Most of the secular invitation to the worldly events drain you and leave you empty and tired after the events. Unlike the worldly events, spiritual mysteries and miracles does not only excite but also inspire people and transforms their lives. It alleviates the burdens of life and restores hope. It fills the emptiness of the mind of people and prompts people to take a decision to draw closer unto God. King David in one of his poetic psalms said, “Come and see the works of God: he is terrible in his doing toward the children of men.” (Psalm 66:5 KJV)
Nathanael was doubtful that anything good can come out of Nazareth, so Philip took on the opportunity and invited him to come and see. “And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.” (John 1:46 KJV) Nathaniel was inspired. The emptiness of his mind was filled. He became transformed and later became one of the disciples of Jesus Christ.
Blind Bartimaeus invited himself to behold the miracles in the ministry of Jesus Christ. He shouted, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy upon me.” And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me. And Jesus answered and said unto him, ‘What wilt thou that I should do unto thee?’ The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight. And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way. (Mark 10:47, 51-52 KJV)
A woman by the well engaged in a discriminatory dialogue with our Lord Jesus Christ. When he asked her for drinking water, she said that she did not expect Jewish man to ask for water from a Samaritan woman. Jesus told her, if you know who is asking her for water, she can ask him for a living water and she will never thirsty again. Jesus consistently extended the word of love towards her. The dialogue continued until Jesus Christ revealed the entire chapter of her life with one statement. “The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw. Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither. The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband: For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly.” (John 4:16-18 KJV) The woman was jolted with surprise because with that statement Jesus Christ summarized her life to her. The woman left and ran to the village. She did not only call her husband, she also called the community to come and see Jesus Christ the Savior of the world. “Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ? Then they went out of the city, and came unto him.” (John 4:29-30 KJV) They came and they beheld the glory of God and many of them believed.
Jesus Christ asked Mary and Martha the sisters of Lazarus who was dead and buried four days ago, “Where have ye laid him? They said unto him, Lord, come and see.” (John 11:34 KJV) Mary and Martha the sister of Lazarus led Jesus Christ to sepulcher of Lazarus. He saw the stinking body of Lazarus. He said, Lazarus come forth. The power of resurrection came upon the rotten body of Lazarus and he miraculously came forth alive for the glory of God.
The same Jesus Christ the Savior is humbly inviting you today to come and see. “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30 KJV) He is saying come and behold the glory and grace of salvation. He is inviting you to come and partake in the finished work of the Cross and be grafted to the covenant of Abraham. He is inviting you to come and partake in the inheritance of the righteous and become a joint heir with Him. Won’t you come and see Him today?
Prayer: O Lord, as I come to behold the beauty of your glory, open my inner eyes to your wisdom. Let the power of thy presence bring transformation in my life. Grant me the grace to cling to the grace of salvation and let me partake in your blessedness, in Jesus name, Amen.