“Come and see the works of God: he is terrible in his doing toward the children of men.
Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for my soul. I cried unto him with my mouth, and he was extolled with my tongue.” ~ Psalms 66:5, 16-17
We have an invitation to come and see what God has done. To see how merciful He is towards us; how awesome He is to display His power; how wonderfully He demonstrates His love and allows us to encounter His presence.
The shepherds who were keeping watch over their flock the night Jesus was born were moved to go and see the newborn Messiah “…the shepherds said to one another, “… Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us…” ~ Luke 2:15. We too have an opportunity to go and see and worship Him.
We also have the call to share what we have seen. Later in Jesus’ life a man by the name of Philip encountered Him when He began His earthly ministry. Philip invited Nathanael to come and see Jesus., “And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.” ~ John 1:46
In Psalm 66:5 the Psalmist invited us to come and see what God has done and how awesome his deeds are to us. Then in verse 16 he invites us to come and hear. The author’s personal testimony would be a powerful witness to anyone who would listen – that would fear the Lord. To fear the Lord is to exhibit reverence and respect for who God is. The psalmist was ready to tell what God did for him.
“Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for my soul.” ~ Psalms 66:16
Once you see, you are more open to also hear. Before people will listen to you they often have to see something that would cause them to want to hear and listen to what you have to say. Your testimony is a powerful witness to those who would hear. Never underestimate the power of a personal testimony of your encounter with God. What He has done for you must be told to others. He wants to speak to others through you!!!
Heavenly Father, Help us always to accept your invitations to come and see; to experience You for WHO You are and worship You. Let us be aware that though You reveal Yourself through mighty signs and wonders You also reveal through Your abundant grace and mercy. Lord, help us to realize more and more just how awesome You are. Help us respond to the invitation to come and see and come and hear and for others to come to know You as we testify of Your goodness. Let our testimony speak of Your praises and what You have done for our souls. May we always glorify You. In Jesus Name. Amen!