Come - Follow

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It is not a little remarkable that the first and last utterances of the Lord in the Gospel of John consist of three words each. The first recorded word that falls from His lips in this Gospel is the most welcome of all words as sounding from Him—"Come." Welcome and winning word indeed! But the lips that say "Come," also say "Follow." To be a truehearted subject of grace is also to become a truehearted follower. The "come" of grace is balanced by the "follow" of authority. "Come and see" and "Follow thou Me" form the perfect balance.