Come, See, Go Quickly and Tell
M. Jolaine Szymkowiak
"And the angel answered and said to the women, 'Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified. He is not here, for He is risen, just as He said. Come, and see the place where He was lying. And go quickly and tell His disciples that He has risen from the dead.'"
In studying this passage, five words stand out, "Come, see, go quickly, and tell." Come to Christ, see His good works as recorded in the Old and New Testaments, go out and recruit disciples, teaching them all you have learned.
Let's start with the word "come." Only to come to Christ can we know of Him, come to Him in times of gladness as well as trials, hurts and crises, come to Him in prayer and worship, truly to come to the cross in belief and faith in Christ. Each time he called one of his disciples he said, "Come, follow me." When the angel spoke to the women, it was not a strange request for them, as they too each experienced Jesus request, "Come, follow me."
In coming, we then "see" Jesus. One of the ways to see Jesus is to seek Him in scriptures. "But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you" (Matthew 6:33). Through the scriptures we see what kind of a person he was, loving, kind, just, the Son of Man. Through the scriptures we see the authority by which he spoke, the justice, the righteousness and his lovingkindness, the Son of God. To seek Him through prayer, study, listening to others who know Him – to learn of Him is all a part of the ability to see Jesus.
In seeking, let us not be the "unseeing", as Jesus described those who went out to see John the Baptist as curiosity seekers, "What did you go out into the wilderness to look at? A reed shaken by the wind? A man dressed in soft clothing?. . . to see a prophet?" (Matthew 11:7). In seeking Jesus in the scriptures, He is a healer of the leper, deaf, blind, the woman w ...
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