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Philip and Nathanael (John 1:43-51)

Come and see

In verse 43, Jesus found Philip. Then in verse 44, Philip said, “We have found the one that Moses wrote about.” Who found who? From our perspective, we find Christ. But, from Christ’s perspective, he finds us. He wasn’t lost. We were lost and he found us. Jesus told three parables in Luke 15 about searching for the lost and the joy of finding them. Remember that Jesus came seeking the lost. That shows how much he cares. Then those who are found are deputized to seek more lost. That is just what Philip does. He goes and tells Nathanael about Jesus. Nathanael responds with doubt.