Wednesday, May 23, 2012

COME AND SEE (John 1:37-39)

The two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. Then Jesus turned, and seeing them following, said to them, "What do you seek?" They said to Him, "Rabbi" (which is to say, when translated, Teacher), "where are You staying?" He said to them, "Come and see." They came and saw where He was staying, and remained with Him that day (now it was about the tenth hour).  John 1:37-39

Ten years ago, when Daniela and I were envisioning a future we did not see 4 kids.  We did not see my pastorates and we certainly did not plan on moving across the country.  I was going to be a math teacher and we were going to live in the suburbs of Miami.  That was the plan.

Then God interfered with the whole thing (which we are most thankful for).

In this passage we see two men, Andrew and Peter, who had other plans and were called to follow Christ.  There is a delightfully adventurous aspect to all this:

"Rabbi where are You staying?" 

What's next?  Where are we off to?  WHAT IS THE AMAZING PLAN...???

There is also a terrifyingly empty answer that leaves us to TRUST Him:

"Come and see."

But what is the plan?  

"Come and see."

Where are we going?

"Come and see."

What's next?

"Come and see."

What do you have in store for me and my family?

"Come and see."

Here's the take away that we need to understand:

Following the Good Shepherd means trusting that He knows what's best and will provide for the journey.

Besides... He loves you more than you love yourself.  Think about that.


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