I know we like to think we found God.
It feels good to believe “we found love in a hopeless place” like Rihanna sings.
Expressions like “he found religion” reinforce the idea that we, while searching for treasure, made a great discovery.
But that’s just not how it happens. God, the Great Treasure, pursues us—and he does it relentlessly.
Eventually we realize He’s always been there. Our eyes open to the things He’s done.
We become aware.
We are not the finders of some great treasure. The Great Treasure found us.
We are found people.
That’s why we sing, “I once was lost but now I’m found, was blind but now I see.”
Here’s something true about found people that we see throughout the Gospels…
FOUND PEOPLE FIND PEOPLE.
The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Come, follow me.” Philip was from Bethsaida, Andrew and Peter’s hometown. Philip went to look for Nathanael and told him, “We have found the very person Moses and the prophets wrote about! His name is Jesus, the son of Joseph from Nazareth.” “Nazareth!” exclaimed Nathanael. “Can anything good come from Nazareth?” “Come and see for yourself,” Philip replied. —John 1.43-46 NLT
Jesus found Philip.
Notice what Philip does next…
He went to look for Nathanael and told him about Jesus, inviting him to “Come and see for yourself.”
This is what found people do. Found people find people.
Easter is the perfect time to invite—find people who don’t know Jesus!
Invite them to come with you and see for themselves.