Christian Life & Discipleship

Come and follow me

When Jesus called the disciples, it was just another ordinary day for them, doing their jobs, hanging out with their friends. But when Jesus showed up at their work, he simply said, “Come, follow me.” And they did.

They dropped everything — left what was familiar, normal, comfortable and known — and followed him. 

They left behind their jobs, they left behind what their community expected and thought was prudent and followed Him.

They left behind their jobs, they left behind what their community expected and thought was prudent and followed Him.

Sometimes now when Jesus whispers the same call, “Come, follow me,” we can excuse it away, assume we misheard, assume it’s for some distant time in the future, when it’s more convenient, less complicated. But the tug, the whisper, is still there.

Perhaps you’ve been experiencing the restlessness of that whisper.

“Come, follow me.”

Maybe you’re not sure of all the details, maybe it seems too abrupt and too out of the box. Maybe you’re waiting for the writing on the wall or for all the pieces to fall into place before you think about leaving those “nets.”For the disciples, following Christ came at a cost, but think of what they got in exchange! They got to experience the Messiah first hand – miracles, healing, purpose, provision. They didn’t have it all together, they just came as they were.

If you’re wondering if the call to discipleship and mission is for you, if you’re experiencing that holy restlessness, if you just want to pursue Christ more — we’d love to dialogue.