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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Come and See

Philip found Nathanael and said to him, "We have found Him of whom Moses in the Law and also the Prophets wrote--Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph." Nathanael said to him, "Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?" Philip said to him, "Come and see" (John 1:45-46).


Little has changed in twenty centuries,
and still we ask,
“Can anything good come from Nazareth?”

And still the answer is,
“Come and see.”

Can Jesus renew my dreams,
forgive my past,
and restore my future?
“Come and see.”

Can the One from Nazareth bring joy to my despair?
“Come and see.”

Can He deliver from addiction?
“Come and see.”

Can He heal my home? My marriage?
“Come and see.”

Can He remove my anger?
Bitterness?
Shame?
“Come and see.”

Can He -- will He --
make me new,
wipe clean my slate,
wrap me in His arms
and whisper,
I love you with an everlasting love?
"Come and see."

For every doubt or fear,
chain of sin, or
sickness,
for every loneliness,
or guilt –
the final answer
has always been,
“Come and see . . .

Yes, come and see
what the Lord will do.”


“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light"
– Jesus (Matthew 11:28-30)

1 comment:

lethachristinachamberlain said...

Oh, yes, Rich! "The Lord is kind and full of compassion... slow to anger..." and full of abounding LOVE! Why does this seem "magical" to the doubters?... it is because we do not reflect the joy so close to us, dear Lord--allow Your LOVE to be reflected in my life, my relationships, and my dealings with others.

Thank you so very, very much--I needed this after "surfing" the website of the RAND corporation... and trying to effect change in the healthcare system--loaded with RAND policies and procedures. I sent off an email to them saying, "God is on the throne." He IS, and my trust sometimes fails me anyway.