Finding Christ

Michael Beck

“He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ. And he brought him to Jesus …” (John 1:41,42)

When our eyes are first opened to the beauty and glory of Jesus Christ an eternal journey of discovery has only just begun. Like coming across some new-found artist whose song or book or painting we love, we want to hear or read or see more. Having found the pearl of great price, have we counted all else dung to know Him in an ever-increasing degree?

When Andrew found Christ he was so excited that he had to tell his brother Peter. Andrew had only spent one afternoon with Jesus, but it was enough to convince Him that he was beholding the Lamb of God who had come to take away the sin of the world. He had to know Him more, and He had to tell others about his discovery.

Should we ever stop wanting to know Jesus in a greater way? Are we more intrigued with the glory, the beauty, the excellence of men than with the God-man? To know Jesus Christ is life eternal. To behold His glory is to be changed into His image. There are depths and heights in His knowledge that bring us into all the fullness of God.

Have you just found the Messiah? Are you excited enough to tell others about your find? Know your search is not over; it has just begun.

Michael Beck is a pastor in the Dallas, TX area and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.