Come and See
Nathanael said to Philip, “Can anything good come from Nazareth?” Philip answered, “Come and see.” (John 1:46)
The question about Jesus still lingers. And the answer of Philip still suffices. Come and see. Come and see what Christ has done.
See Wilberforce fighting to free slaves in England—because he believed. See Handel weeping as he composes The Messiah.
Can anything good come out of Nazareth? Come and see. Come and see the changed lives: the alcoholic now dry; the embittered now joyful, the shamed now forgiven. Come and see the marriages rebuilt, the orphans embraced, the imprisoned inspired.
Can anything good come out of Nazareth? Come and see. Come and see the tomb. The tomb once occupied, now vacant; the grave once sealed, now empty.
Yes, come and see!
From A Gentle Thunder