How to view the message that generates an event for an event definition without alerts

Is there a way to display the associated messaged that triggers an event without configuring an alert? I’d like to be able to view events in Graylog and see the message that generated the event, but I haven’t had much luck searching the forums / documentation for a way. I also can’t seem to search the associated stream using the message ID associated with the event.

Am I missing something obvious?

Thanks so much for any help.

I never did find a way to do this so we just had to set up dashboards that qualify the same data as the generated events.