John announced Jesus' arrival and the disciples responded, "We have found the Messiah!" They followed Him because they were seeking Him. Jesus began to show them that He indeed was the fulfillment of Scripture, the One they had been waiting for. They did not fully comprehend all that was taking place, but Jesus would open their eyes to the greatness of God.
Nathanael, one disciple in particular, wanted to know if Jesus truly was the One. Philip had approached him, telling him that Jesus of Nazareth was the One who Moses and the prophets wrote about. Nathanael, having an honest and sincere heart asked, "Can anything good come out of Nazareth?" Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said of him, "Behold and Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!" Nathanael was amazed that Jesus identified him and asked Him how He knew him. Jesus answered, "Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you." Nathanael answered, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!" Jesus told him that he would see even greater things, "Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man." The Word of God proclaimed by Jeremiah in the Old Testament was coming to pass through Jesus: "And they shall know that I am the LORD their God with them, and that they, the house of Israel, are my people."
In the Old Testament, God chose twelve tribes of Israel to be His people. In the New Testament, twelve Jewish men were summoned by Jesus to be His disciples. God being so great, provided a way for people of every tribe and nation to be saved from the punishment of their sins once and for all by the atoning death of Jesus Christ.
The disciples were seeking the Savior but it was He who found them. When God opened their eyes, they declared the message of Jesus far and wide to both Jews and Gentiles so that we too can receive salvation. The message for those who are looking for their Savior is this: Believe that Jesus is the Son of God who died in your place, turn from your sinful, stubborn ways, follow Him and He will show you great things!