“All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.” John 6:37 (NIV)
Those who come to Jesus see something great in Him. John Bunyan wrote a whole book on this one verse. He asked the question: What have you found in Christ?
Bunyan’s point is simple. Those who come to Christ are drawn to Him. That means that we see something in Him that is compelling to us. The world sees little of value in Christ, but to us who believe, Christ is the treasure in the field, the pearl of great price. What have you found in Him?
Bunyan makes this point: What Abraham found in Christ made him ready to leave home and go to another country. What Moses found in Him made him glad to give up the comfort of a palace in Egypt and suffer with the people of God. What Daniel found in Him made him live with integrity in a godless world, even when it meant being thrown in a den of lions.
What have you found in Christ? Coming to Christ involves seeing something in Him that draws you. You see a love that compels you, a purity that draws you, a glory that lifts you.
What you see in Christ weans you from your sins. It makes you tired of living for yourself. You find yourself saying, “I want to be holy. I want to be forgiven. I want to be at peace with God. I want to live for Christ, to give my whole life to this Savior, who loved me and gave himself for me!”
What have you found in Christ?