Friday, August 4, 2023

Come and See

John 1:35-39a: The next day again John was standing with two of his disciples; and he looked at Jesus as he walked, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!” The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. Jesus turned, and saw them following, and said to them, “What do you seek?” And they said to him, “Rabbi” (which means Teacher), “where are you staying?” He said to them, “Come and see.”


“Jesus, where are you staying?”

You say to us, “Come and see.”

See the ones who are lonely and confused.

See the ones who are in pain and need healing and comfort.

See those who are mourning and dying.

I am there. Come and see.

See the power of God in a storm of wind and thunder.

See his gentleness in a tiny, purring kitten.

See his joy in the laughter of children,

His strength in the hug of a friend.

See the splendor of the northern lights,

The glory of a simple daisy.

I am there. Come and see.

See the abundance I want to deliver to the poor,

The hope I would shower on the lost.

Come to those who are in the midst of war and danger, of cruelty and disaster, of shock and sorrow.

I am there.

Come be with me.

Be my hands and feet and lips.

I will help you.