One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.
And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone. The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me.
Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.
Observe how these disciples react to the funding of Christ. Andrew heard of Him by the testimony of John the Baptist and followed Jesus, because John shared the truth of Christ with him. When Andrew, a follower of John the Baptist heard and followed the Master, he immediately goes to share the truth of Christ with his brother Simon. The next day Jesus seeks out Phillip and calls him to follow Him. Phillip does, and after discovering the Master, he immediately seeks out his brother, Nathaniel.
The reaction to Christ in the first disciples, is a direct and impossible urge to share Christ with others. When Christ comes in contact with your life, it affects everything and must be shared with others. One of the evidences of being a true disciple of Christ is an irrepressible urge to share the truth of Christ with everyone. It’s a simple invitation that Phillip gives. It’s not the invitation to go to church, to become a Christian, or to join a Bible study: the invitation is to come and see. That’s it, just come and see that it is true.
Share the truth of Christ with others today.
As always, thanks for reading.
–the anonymous novelist