John 1:38
Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? — They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou? He saith unto them“Come and see.”

John 1:46
And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him“Come and see.”

Luke 2:15
And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.


 

There was something about Him— about Jesus. The mere telling of Him was never good enough. Casual information about the Son of God never seemed to do Him justice. Truth be told, there isn’t much that is casual about Jesus or His claims. He was the virgin born, come to save the world. No wonder the disciples couldn’t take the word of their closest kin or that Shepherds couldn’t take the word of angels. Some things in life you just have to come and see for yourself. That’s Christmas. Christmas is a bona fide “come and see,” moment. Christmas embodies that phrase. It was the first chance since Eden for the whole world to, “come and see” to actually lay eyes upon the one whom flesh has never known face to face.

Can you imagine it? Can you see God Almighty lowering Himself, measured by temporal moments? How could this be?

O, Come and see! 

Feel the weight of a new born babe in young Mary’s arms, snuggling her kisses against the brown dimpled cheeks of her very own baby Savior. Now feel the weight of her sin. Already, it rests upon His shoulders.

Come and see!

Heaven moves at His coming. The thrones of men tremble and the stars burn His glory into the night sky. “Heaven’s Son is here!” they say with their celestial light.

Come and see!

Heaven empties its halls to see the God-baby! Angels have a song and offer their chorus in grand procession. “Glory to God in the highest,” they sing, “and on earth, peace! Good will toward men.”

Come and see!

Feel the propitious smiles of heaven resting on a manger. He comes with the full force of His Father’s will and heaven’s greatest gift… Love!

Come and see! 

Heaven holds its breath as Love, barefoot and naked, touches earth. Creation can barely stand it! The mountains want to bow their peaks low at His majesty. The mysteries of the deep stir in unseen depths. The rocks want to cry out and sing, and earth itself wants to blossom like a flower at the sight of Him. They know! They know redemption has come.

Friends… Come and SEE! And bring your joy with you!

Forget holidays and mere Yule tidings.
Come and see the baby God who will take away the sins of the world!
Come and see what Love has done!
Come and see who is with us now!
Come and see that the prophecies were actually true!
Come and see that hope has a name!
Come and see the extravagant lengths that God has gone to win you back into His arms!

Jesus’ first steps were redemption’s first steps. Christmas is that sacred delight. Christmas is God making His intentions clear to the world.

“I’m here… I’ve come for you.”

Come and see!

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