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  • William T. Howe Ph.D.

March 9, 2022

The Year of our Lord, Jesus Christ

John 1:39

He saith unto them, Come and see. They came and saw where he dwelt, and abode with him that day: for it was about the tenth hour.

When two disciples of John the Baptist met Jesus, they asked him where He dwelt. He said unto them Come and See. This invitation sets forth the manner of the Lord. He invited them to follow Him. Of all that Jesus is, there is one thing He is not. He is not one to reject the sincere request of anyone.

Study the New Testament and you will find a Man that is always willing to help, to heal, to forgive, to teach, to lead, and to save. He invited these two to Come and See and He also has an invitation for you.

Consider Matthew 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Just as He invited Andrew and the other of John the Baptist’s disciples to Come and see He invites you to come unto Him. If you do, He will give you rest. Rest for your souls. Eternal rest. The rest of victorious Christian living. These rests are for you if you would simply go to Him.

In Romans 10:13 there is another invitation given on behalf of Jesus; For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. It’s that simple, call upon Jesus (the Lord’s name) to be saved and He will save you. Just like a lifeguard that is trained to save those who are drowning. Jesus saves any and all who simply call upon Him for saving.

Lastly, the last invitation in the Bible given on behalf of the Messiah is found in the last few verses of the Bible: And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. Revelation 22:17 The Spirit is the Holy Spirit, the agent of the new birth, the bride is made up of those who are faithful members of His churches who spread the Gospel, and their message is simply Come.

From the earliest days of Christ’s ministry on earth to the last days of this world the great invitation is still to Come and see. Later in John 1 a man named Nathaniel came to Jesus and was amazed at the knowledge that the Lord had. To which Jesus said …thou shalt see greater things than these. This is the way it is with His believers. They come to Him by faith and they see marvelous things. Julius Caesar may be noted for saying “Veni, vidi, vici” which translated to English means “I came, I saw, I conquered.” But every child of God can say of Jesus; “Veni, vidi, miratus sum.” Which means “I came, I saw, I marveled.”

Until Next Time,

William T. Howe, Ph.D.

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