Follow Me

And He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Immediately they left their nets and followed Him. Matthew 4:19-20

“Follow me!” Those words were spoken to our grandson by his other grandma last week, and that’s exactly what he did! He has been walking for several months while holding on for balance; on that day, she placed him on his feet and he followed her down the hall all by himself. We have shouted, “Glory Hallelujah!!” that our little 1 lb. 9oz. preemie has accomplished yet another milestone by God’s grace.

I love the above verse, especially the word “immediately.” It takes faith to follow immediately. JJ has faith that his grandma has a huge love for him, and that if he follows her good things are likely to happen. That is the kind of child-like faith I want to have. I want to always trust my Savior’s huge love for me, and that as I follow Him good things are likely to happen. Good things like peace, joy, patience, kindness, etc.

It’s true that JJ will take more than one stumble in this process of learning to walk. It is also true that you and I will continue to stumble in our walk with the Lord. And just like we will lovingly help our grandson back to his feet to continue his journey; Jesus repeatedly lifts us up and places us back on the path He has planned for us.

My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. John 10:27

May we quickly and willingly follow, Jesus, our Good Shepherd with child-like trust in His huge love.

2 Responses to Follow Me
  1. Summur Braley
    October 29, 2009 | 10:38 am

    Amen! Love the Analogy, and yeah for your son:)

  2. Deb
    December 20, 2009 | 5:13 pm

    Thank you so much Summur! We are praising God for His many blessings!