The time after Epiphany is the church’s time to invite us to come and see who this one born in a manger will be, and to discover what this one born to a young woman might mean for us and for the world. Sunday’s gospel (John 1: 29-42) tells us that Jesus is the “Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world,” “the Son of God,” and “the Messiah.” These appellations show us that the coming of Jesus has meaning not just for those who follow him, but for all people and all the world. As we sing the familiar words of the Agnus Dei or “Lamb of God”, we are invited once again to “come and see” who Jesus is. At the communion table, we are reminded that God’s forgiveness and love proclaimed in Jesus Christ is meant to be good news for us and for all people. As we encounter Christ, our lives are changed. Like John and Andrew in this week’s gospel, we are then called to share with others who we have seen Jesus to be as we are sent from worship into our week.