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 1:39 NKJV
I love the sense of wonder and excitement embodied within the come and see moments in life. Are you familiar with those? Perhaps your child wants you to see a picture they just finished, or your spouse takes your hand and leads you outdoors to see the sunset, or a friend calls you to check out the moon on a cold and starless night. I don’t know about you, but I have rarely been disappointed when a loved one asks me to come and see.
One day my husband, Tom, called me to hurry up and “come see”. I was in the middle of a full blown fibromyalgia flare with zero desire to get out of bed. But, this day, in spite of how I felt, I grabbed my camera and followed him to the back door to find an incredibly beautiful butterfly patiently posing on the screen. Only God could orchestrate such a moment. Only He creates gorgeous in every size, shape, and color!
I love collecting memories, in fact this butterfly incident happened eight years ago. I can look back fondly and see that there is another gift from this story. These days I rarely have a flare of fibromyalgia pain so strong that it confines me to my bed. I’m grateful to realize how far I’ve come! And by God’s grace, through exercise, healthy food choices, and sleeping better I will continue to have more good days than bad.
Are you willing to take a few minutes to follow the Spirit’s call to a come and see moment? I pray that when you do that you’re blessed beyond your expectations. And if you have a chance, be sure to write it down so you can treasure the memory for years to come.
Let’s Reflect: when was the last time you had a ‘come and see’ moment? How did you respond to that call? Take some time to journal about the lesson God revealed to you as you answered these two questions.
Let’s Pray: Father, We are so grateful for the times when You ordain moments that take our breath away. Help us not to miss the lessons you have for us in the moment and in the memory. We cherish Your presence and choose to follow You wherever we’re called throughout the course of our lives. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.