He held out his hand and said, “me!” He wasn’t negotiating, he simply kept saying, “me!” It was a statement that we quickly learned meant, “come with me, I want to show you something,”…the language of a toddler—almost two—simple words; all actions.
A glorious week of our daughter, SIL, and grandchildren visiting us from afar. Each minute crammed with loves, and smooches, and playing, to make up for a year apart. …and, the language of toddlers.
Our grandson had little room for anything but letting us know what he wanted and how he wanted it. Playing trucks is his world. There was a reason for his “me”, with arms stretched out—he wanted us to go where the trucks were, into make-believe-garages at the ready, and anywhere far away from his older sisters and their irritation.
His directions were clear and decisive—no need for arguing or long in-depth explanations.
He knew. We knew.
“Come and see…”
Words used more than once in the pages of the Bible—short words uttered, when others couldn't describe. Words of advice over words of explanations.
There is a place in our hearts that we need to hear this.
The gentle whisper that says, come and see. Just come and see.
Put aside the arguing against Jesus,…and see.
Put aside the bitterness of what you think can’t happen,…and see.
Put aside logical reasoning against an illogical God,…and see.
Put aside the hesitation, and lean into the restoration.
…come and see.
My friends, Jesus has His hand out at the ready for you. For you!
He doesn’t need the flowery words. He doesn’t need the long explanations. He simply is saying, “me!” as He wants so badly for you to follow. He has so much to show you. He has the directions for the decisions. He has the clarification for the confusion. He has the fullness for the emptiness. He has the faith for the fear.
Right this moment, in these words you are reading, Jesus is making it as simple and direct as possible…come and see—Me! It is as simple as a toddler’s hand outstretched at the ready, wanting to show you everything in his world that words can’t explain.
"Come and see what God has done, how awesome his works in man's behalf!" Psalm 66:5 NIV
Lord, give us the heart to know! Help us put aside everything that keeps us from you. Give us the innocence of a toddler that simply extends our hand into yours as we follow in order to see.