The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Come and see Jesus

Why is that invitation so disturbing

Come and see. How joyfully and spontaneously a child interrupts a parent with the urgent invitation to come and see. With delight, we go and see the child's creation — a drawing, sand castle, Lego house. With words of praise, we see their latest accomplishment — balancing on a skateboard, mastering a piano piece, pouring their own juice.

Come and see. We'll hear that invitation extended over and over in the Gospel texts for these Sundays in Epiphany. They beckon us to draw near.

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