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Come and See

Last year I wrote something asserting that the fundamental cry of Christmas is an invitation to come. We gather together with family and friends. We give because He gave first.

For many, it’s truly “the most wonderful time of the year.” To others, it signifies pain, loss, grief, anxiety, or any number of negative reactions.

Still, however you view the holiday season, God has an invitation for you to seek Jesus. You don’t have to hear a choir of angels. You don’t have to track Him down in a stable. You don’t have to follow a star on a treacherous journey.

All you have to do is open your heart. See what He’s done for you. Thank Him for the gift He gave.

Come and see…

I heard a song on the radio sung by Lauren Daigle (from Chris Tomlin’s Christmas album). It’s been several days, but the beauty and call of it stays with me. The chorus says,

Noel, Noel–Come and see what God has done
Noel, Noel–The story of amazing love
The light of the world given for us
Noel

Man complicates things. God simplifies. Come and see what God has done. That’s the beauty of the Gospel message.

You lay down your best and your worst. You put down your striving and straining. You throw your fears and your failures at His feet, and whether you thought you were the greatest or the least, you stand in awe and wonder that He would love you and give Himself up for you.

I know this is a busy time of year, but in all of the running and doing, I am choosing to stop, take a deep breath, and simply be thankful that when I come, He shows up.

I also want to offer my own simple invitation–not to a theological construct or lovely idea. Just come and see the Savior. Come and see what God has done.

What are your thoughts on this? What did you think of that song? What are you thankful for this week?

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4 Comments

  1. Love, love, love that song, Jason! Yes, we simply need to come to Jesus, knowing He is already there, waiting for our companionship. So thankful this week for the blessings of hope and peace during this Advent time.
    Blessings to you!

    • Amen! Thanks so much Martha. 🙂

  2. “You lay down your best and your worst. You put down your striving and straining. You throw your fears and your failures at His feet, and whether you thought you were the greatest or the least, you stand in awe and wonder that He would love you and give Himself up for you.”

    Amen! Preach it Brother! So thankful for the gift of God’s Son in this season, and many more!

    • Yes, me too! Thanks so much, Ed.

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