John 1:41,42 The Lord sees the fullness of our heart and life as it really is. The Lord see’s our heart and see its most hidden thought. Secrets are not secrets in the eyes of God. “Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart.” (Ps. 44:21) The Lord knows the desire, are the like of desire in your heart. Allow, today, to become a day of revelation, a day of truth, a day of grace, a wonderful and happy day that you may find the Savior as Peter and Andrew, “We have found the Messias. Which is being interpreted, the Christ.”(St. John 1:41) To find Jesus is far better than to find silver and gold, anew world, a faithful woman, and happy home.
Let us Look at the process of this great discovery in their life. First, note the seeking soul. The soul that is satisfied with itself and its state is not in the way to the discovery of Christ Jesus, Note Lk.12:19,20,”And I will say to my soul; Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee,” The soul that is conscious of destitution, destruction, ignorance, and sinfulness is in the right direction.
Look at Mt.14:30,” But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.” The soul that feels how insufficient is the discovery and attainment of earthly goods and human friends is prepared to appreciate a Divine revelation. Secondly, note the self-discovering Savior. It is often believed that the mere desire and aspiration of the soul is sufficient to secure its highest good.
Hunger is not enough to secure our satisfaction, there must be food to correspond with, and to supply, and fulfill our want. Notices what Jesus said in John 21:12,” Jesus said unto them, Come and dine, Your heart may yearn for Jesus, but unless the Divine heart of the Savior respond to the yearning you will not find true joy. Yes, Jesus is willing to be found, and found indeed. He came to earth in order that in him the favor of fellowship, and the life of God might be made accessible to each of us. From the beginning of Jesus ministry he welcomed all who sought him.
Today Jesus’ promise is, “Seek, and ye shall find…Come unto me…and ye shall find rest.” The Spirit of God is the Divine Guide that leads the soul to the Savior. A Divine influence prompts the spiritual quest, set the glorious Object of that quest before your vision, and urges to a fervent and immediate application for blessing.
Let us take a look at the value of this discovery. Christ Is the Treasure hidden, the Pearl of great price. (Mt. 13,44) “ Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:” When we find Jesus, we find the mind and heart of the God in whom, “We live and move and have our being.” (Acts17:28) As Simon and Nathaniel soon found that the Rabbi of Nazareth was the Son of God, they were like so many who have been prejudiced against Jesus, they learned how unjust were their prejudices. Time has revealed to us the fullness from which we have received grace for grace. (St. John 1:16) The disciples found in Jesus in definite quantity for all their wants and satisfaction, as well as there craving. Jesus becomes to those who find him, not only a Prophet, Priest, and King, but also Counselor, Friend, and Brother.
Let us note the result of this discovery. First, Joy. Finding Jesus is being found by Christ. Jesus rejoices over the lost ones who are found. The one who was once lost rejoices in Christ finding in him, Life eternal. Secondly, Note the proclamation. Finding Jesus is a discovery in which we are unable to keep to our self. In this setting we find the disciple of Christ communicating to there kindred, to there friends, their unspeakable happiness. “And ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” (Acts 1)