Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Come and See

Then John's two disciples turned and followed Jesus.  Jesus looked around and saw them following.  "What do you want?" he asked them.  (John 1:37-38)

   When I spend time in devotions, I need to answer the same question Jesus asked Andrew and John, "What are you seeking?"

   Am I coming to him seeking material or spiritual blessings?  What is my greatest need today?  Is it greater knowledge, fellowship, understanding, assurance, or forgiveness?

   What did the disciples who followed Jesus want from him?  What were they seeking?  Jesus obviously wanted to know what was on their hearts.  That's why he asked the question, "What do you want?"  (John 1:38 NLT)

   The disciples asked, "Where are you staying?"  A time may come when we'll really need you and want to know how to get in touch with you.  Do you have a 911 emergency ;number?  Are you available 24/7, or do we need to take a number and wait in line?

   Jesus responded by saying, "Come and see."  The invitation is given for John and Andrew to become partakers of his life's work.  The same invitation comes to you and me today to join his team of harvest workers.  Jesus told his disciples, "The harvest is so great, but the workers are so few.  So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send out more workers for his fields."  (Matthew 9:37,38 NLT)

   What are you seeking?  Is it to be a harvest workers?  Are you willing to give up the luxuries of this life to follow the Savior?  Will you give Jesus your time, energy, and abilities to meet the needs of the worldwide harvest?  Jesus says, "Come and see."

Thought for the Day: Workers are needed to sow the seed and harvest the souls.

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