When a person uses the word “Come”, there is anticipation that beckons them to follow.
When a person used the same word “Come!” with intensity and emotion people start to RUN to the caller.  When is used as an imperative, directive or command the urgency increases.
Let’s view some of the many times this word is used in scripture
John in his gospel, chapter  4, shares the story of a woman who used the command 
“ ‘Come, see a Man who told me all that I ever did. Can this be the Christ?’ They went out of the city and came to Him!” 
The urgent cry of a woman, calling out to her community, beckoned the whole town to come and discover what she was talking about. This compelling shout out to others was such a
great need that she completely forgot the current task she was doing…gathering water…and instead traded it for something more valuable.  The living water provided by Jesus Christ.
The end result of responding to the directive “come”:  
She came to the Lord and the Samaritans came to the Lord.  They had so much belief and faith in Christ that they urged Jesus to stay longer with them and Jesus stayed for two more days sharing with them who He is, getting to know Him more intimately and personally. All because they heeded the call of this women to come. 
Matthew writes in chapter 8 of his gospel, about a desperate man who is asking for
the help of Jesus to heal his servant.  Even though the audience that Matthew writes to is
Jewish, Matthew highlights this passage of a centurion man, most likely of Roman ethnicity and a Gentile. 
 “ ‘ Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, suffering terribly.’  And he said to him, ‘I will come and heal him.’  But the centurion replied, ‘Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof, but only say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I too am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. And I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes, and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” When Jesus heard this, he marveled and said to those who followed him, “Truly, I tell you, with no one in Israel have I found such faith.
The end result of asking the Son of Man to come : 
Jesus says yes to this Gentile man of high valor when he asks and comes.  This centurion tells Jesus that he is not worthy for Jesus to actually come to his home but to instead just speak the word and his servant will be healed.  Jesus marveled at his faith because it was so high for a centurion, a non Jew to speak such great words of faith.  His servant was healed because he dared to ask Jesus to come. Jesus comes to us when we ask in all sincerity and purity of heart.
Invitation to Come to Jesus
After Jesus prays to the heavenly Father, he extends a invitation to any and all to come to Him in Matthew chapter 11
“ Come to Me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
The end result of coming to Jesus? :
He will give us rest in a heavy laden life 
We will learn from Jesus who is the best Teacher ever!
We can glean gentleness, a lowliness of heart and rest for our souls
Jesus Himself personally invites you and personally invites me to come to Him!
The holy God of this world wants us to fellowship, visit and get to know Him.  
What an incredible privilege!
So, COME!  And see the Savior of world who currently sits on the right hand of God,
praying for us!
Chris Rice, a popular song writer and singer says it well with this hymn
Weak and wounded sinner
Lost and left to die
O, raise your head, for love is passing by
Come to Jesus
Come to Jesus
Come to Jesus and live!
Now your burden's  lifted
And carried far away
And precious blood has washed away the stain, so
Sing to Jesus
Sing to Jesus
Sing to Jesus and live!

And like a newborn baby
Don't  be afraid to crawl
And remember when you walk
Sometimes we
Fall on Jesus
Fall on Jesus
Fall on Jesus and live!

Sometimes the way is lonely
And steep and filled with pain
So if your sky is dark and pours the rain, then
Cry to Jesus
Cry to Jesus
Cry to Jesus and live!

O, and when the love spills over
And music fills the night
And when you can't contain your joy inside, then
Dance for Jesus
Dance for Jesus
Dance for Jesus and live!

And with your final heartbeat
Kiss the world goodbye
Then go in peace, and laugh on Glory's side, and
Fly to Jesus
Fly to Jesus
Fly to Jesus and live!
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Simone Lake is a Christ follower, bride of Pastor Dr. John Lake, Bible teacher and a passionate pray-er. Visit her:,, facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn