He first found his own brother Simon, and said unto him, we have found the Messiah, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.?
– John 1:41
Today’s Bible reading is about Jesus’ first followers and how they invited others to come and meet him.
John (the baptizer) had met Jesus the day before, and he learned from God that Jesus was the promised Savior (John 1:28-34). So, he shared that with two of his disciples, Andrew and another person. John had been appointed to prepare for the coming of Jesus, so when Jesus walked by, John said, “Look, the Lamb of God!”—indicating that Jesus was the one to follow.
After Andrew spent a day with Jesus, “the first thing [he] did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, ‘We have found the Messiah.’” Jesus was the Savior they had been waiting for, so Andrew introduced Simon to Jesus.
On the next day, Jesus found Philip and said, “Follow me.” Then Philip went to tell his friend Nathanael that Jesus was the Savior whom God’s prophets had been promising for centuries. When Nathanael was skeptical, Philip urged him, “Come and see.”
One Sunday morning, after worship, I prayed with a man to invite Jesus into his life and receive the Holy Ghost. Following that prayer, I encouraged him to share his testimony and said, “Go and tell someone what Jesus means to you.” Whom will you tell about Jesus and what he means to you?
Jesus, is the one the whole world needs to meet. Help us to keep passing along the good news.