“Come and See”

“Come and See”

Scripture Reading: Behold, the Lamb of God
John 1:29-42

Come see with spirit eyes, the door is open.
Come near. Come weary and ashamed.
Come near, his arms are open.

I love the phrase, “Come see with spirit eyes” for to come see with spirit eyes is different than how our optic nerve carries the impulses formed by the retina to our brains. To see with spirit eyes is to see primarily the essence and the nature of a person. But to see with spirit eyes involves our ability to hear as well. To hear people’s stories in order to be capable of knowing them. Yes, their moral fiber, exactly what they’re made of. In short, seeing with spirit eyes means to be fully present and attentive, almost intuitively to see another person for who they are. A practice that we would all do well to employ. No one has ever employed that practice better than the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Seeing with spirit eyes was one of the greatest gifts that the Reverend Dr. King gave to the world. It’s what he meant when he said, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but the content of their character.” That’s what it means to see with spirit eyes. Therefore, I would like to submit that this was the invitation extended to us by Jesus. To come and see with spirit eyes.