The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay.—Matthew 28:5-6, NRSV
Easter season is the most exciting time of year in church calendar celebrations as I see it. Come and see! Come and find a colored egg in a bush! Come and see a white bunny in a basket providing chocolate goodies. All good! Oh, less I forget my new frock and Bee Bonnet. There is joy and fun in rejoicing with the news of all news, “come and see!”
Once we go see and experience the life-death-living-resurrection power of the living God like the women at the tomb we then have something to go and tell. “Come and see!”
5 thoughts on “Come and see,”
He is risen! And we have an advocate…. 1 John 2 My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world. ( Love and Hatred for Fellow Believers) We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands. …”
Tammy, what news revealed in “He is Risen” . To think we can awaken daily to the news”He is Risen, and know that it has eternal meaning on a daily basis. Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. Yet, because of this great truth we don’t have to be.
Tammy? Your last sentence sets us up for a little reflection. I think when I reflect for my answer I find Joy! My reasoning:
“If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. These things I have spoken to you, that MY JOY MAY BE IN YOU, and that your joy may be full. John 15: 10
“Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. Yet, because of this great truth we don’t have to be.”
Sara, I think this statement of your compares and contrasts two great truths. As I thought on it, the word ‘come’ from what you wrote, “come and see!”, and what Tammy wrote, “We know that we have come to know him…” seemed to stand out.
I read that Jesus, the never changing One, is a fixed Rock. And I read that God brought water from a rock and honey from a rock. God let’s us know He is a rock of shelter and safety and stability. When I looked up ‘come’ it meant, to move along purposefully toward something”. So it seems to me that we have to do something in order to benefit from the Rock and not remain the same. We must need to ‘come’ to this Rock and then we will ‘see’. And we must need to ‘come’ in order to ‘know him’ if I am understanding these verses correctly?
Debi, the message seems to me after “we see” go tell it on the mountains, go tell it everywhere. Publish the good news that Jesus is Risen! The angels rolled the stone away so all that travel the road to sight will see, ‘the stone is rolled away.”We have the unique ability to change from a lost sinner without hope to a sinner with hope. He (Jesus) took upon Himself the sins of the world. We change from Glory to Glory. What a gift we have to give by inviting others to participate in the wonders of earth and heaven that we can see. We can change from hopeless to hopeful. We can be the change for others by giving voice to His Eternal story. Yes, Jesus is the Rock of our salvation. We might say we are Little rock’s that need a steady stream of water. Yes, metaphors galore hidden in sky, land and sea. Come and see,
“Early on Sunday morning, as the new day was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went out to visit the tomb. Suddenly there was a great earthquake! For an angel of the Lord came down from heaven, rolled aside the stone, and sat on it. His face shone like lightning, and his clothing was as white as snow. The guards shook with fear when they saw him, and they fell into a dead faint. Then the angel spoke to the women. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen. Come, see where his body was lying.. And now, go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and he is going ahead of you to Galilee. You will see him there. Remember what I have told you.” The women ran quickly from the tomb. They were very frightened but also filled with great joy, and they rushed to give the disciples the angel’s message.
Then Jesus said to them, “Don’t be afraid! Go tell my brothers to leave for Galilee, and they will see me there.” Matthew 28:1-8, 10 NLT
And, look what the heard when they saw Him:
“Then the eleven disciples left for Galilee, going to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him—but some of them doubted! Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth.” Matthew 28:16-18 NLT