Come And See
“Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” Luke 2:15
This blog was first posted in December 2017. I searched for it because I am intentionally setting my heart and my perspective on the coming of our Savior, both then and now. Come with me as we enter into this glorious Advent Season. Yes, Come and See!
I find myself pressing repeat and singing the same Christmas song over and over this season. I keep pressing hard because I want the chorus to press down deep into my heart.
For now the song is “Light Of The World” by Chris Tomlin and Lauren Daigle.
“Noel, Noel! Come and see what God has done. Noel, Noel! The story of amazing love! The light of the world, given for us.”
It started that very first Christmas at the birth of our Savior. The Spirit of God beckoned shepherds and kings to come and see what God had done.
As the Shepherds were doing their normal, everyday job, suddenly the sky lit up and the heavenly choir began to sing. I imagine the Shepherds stood more erect than a line of toy soldiers as they said to one another,
“Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened,
which the Lord has told us about.”(Luke 2:15)
“So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.” (Luke 2:16-18, 20)
Have you ever thought about the remainder of the shepherd’s lives? Is there any way they could have ever gotten over that one night in the fields? How about when they found Mary, Joseph and Jesus, just as they had been told?
I wonder if they kept their eyes on the skies the rest of their days.
And how about us? How can we get over it? How can we ever forget what God has done?
And yet we do!
We see here in scripture that when they “went and saw,” it so greatly affected them that they “went and told.” They glorified God and praised Him for all they had heard and seen. I need to press repeat and stare at the miracle of the birth of my Savior. This story of amazing love is mine forever. I will never get over it personally and I want to reflect this shining light to a dark world in need of the Savior.
Oh, let’s not get lost in the hustle and bustle and forget the Savior of the world. Let’s return to the manger in our hearts and simply stare at Him. Let’s be overtaken by this glorious love story that has impacted our lives for all eternity. And let’s get up and go tell what we have seen, heard and experienced. We can join in on the great chorus,
“Come and see what God has done.
The story of amazing love! The light of the world, given for us.”