Sunday, November 21, 2010

MM Meditation - We Have Found HIM!

John 1:43-45

The following day Jesus wanted to go to Galilee,
and He found Philip and said to him,
“Follow Me.”

 ... 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,

"Follow Me."

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!"


  1. Sometimes I think about what it must have been like to have waited so long for the Messiah and then to have found Him!

    And yet, it seems like we all have that "aha!" moment when our hearts are finally at peace and at rest when we "find" Him as our Savior.

    Hey, did you get any snow? We did and it's sticking but the roads are clear.

  2. Lately, it's been pretty easy to understand Paul's words to the Philippians about wanting to be in heaven but knowing that the Philippians still needed him -- he was caught between the two! Oh to see Jesus and yet my family still needs me.


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