Jesus said, “You will see greater things than that.”
(John 1:50 NIV)
My sister once told me about a woman who approached her, saying that she really liked the posts on this blog, attributing them to my sister-in-law. My sister said she tried to tell her that I was the person behind the blog, but the woman kept insisting, “No, it’s your sister-in-law.” My sister says that at that point she gave up explaining because the woman wouldn’t believe it. I had a good laugh that day! Don’t get me wrong, my sister-in-law is a great writer, but I was just amazed at people’s determination to doubt good talent in someone just because they don’t think that person is perhaps good enough?
Nathanael was such a skeptic. Take a listen to his first impression of Jesus, “Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote -Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” “Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?” Nathanael asked. “Come and see,” said Philip” (John 1:45-46).
Jesus promised Nathanael that he “will see greater things” (v. 50). Thankfully, Nathanael stuck around long enough to witness greater things. If we follow Jesus close and long enough, we’ll also see greater things. Believe me, He is who He claimed to be – God’s one and only Son – and that isn’t going to change, even if you doubt it.