The following day Jesus wanted to go to Galilee,
and He found Philip and said to him,
... Philip found Nathanael and said to him,
“We have found Him
of whom Moses in the law,
and also the prophets, wrote—
Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”
These were young men who had studied the Old Testament prophecies of the Messiah.
They were seeking. They were studying the written Word and they were eagerly longing for their Messiah.
Philip wasted no time after finding the Messiah, he had to share the good news.
I can imagine Philip seeking the city ways, the dusty roads, the stony fields, anxiously looking for his scholarly friend, Nathanael, and shouting, "We have found Him!"
The desire for a Savior was fulfilled, the longing cries of their heart was answered, and those men were never the same again.
As we read the account of their salvation, some of us also can shout for joy, "We have found Him….Jesus of Nazareth!"
Not all embrace Him easily, quickly, or immediately. Nathanael was a bit skeptical, until he met Him face to face.
No longer do we have the privilege of seeing Him face to face, because after His death and reusrrection, He ascended and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. But, we have the fulfilled Word, the entire New Testament. We also have the indwelling Holy Spirit that seals our salvation and is our Comforter until we will see Him face to face.
But, He is still calling to those who are seeking,
After we have found Him, we need to keep the joy of our salvation fresh, so that we can repeat Philip's message,
"I have found Him!"