Follow me, He said,
To fishermen folk.
Stay back, He said,
To the savage whose soul He saved.
What is He asking of you today?
He who went to the cross for you.
Would you say yes?!
Or would you refuse His request?!
Oh My Soul!
Take Him up on His offer,
Come what may,
When heaven’s doors you enter,
All will be clear as day.
Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” They immediately left their nets and followed Him.
Matthew 4:19-20 NKJV
Now the man from whom the demons had departed begged Him that he might be with Him. But Jesus sent him away, saying, “Return to your own house, and tell what great things God has done for you.” And he went his way and proclaimed throughout the whole city what great things Jesus had done for him.
Luke 8:38-39 NKJV
Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.
Luke 9:23 NKJV
Crossroads and crossroads,
How many have I seen…
In a life full of choices,
They are just never-ending.
Although it isn’t easy to choose right from wrong,
It is way more daunting to choose right from the good.
In a seashore full of fishermen,
He chose only a few.
Of all the thirsty women,
Only the one samaritan woman got to drink the living waters.
Of all the Pharisees with their prayer shawls,
Only Nicodemus got the one on one session with the Saviour.
Here I am today,
In a world that calls me in every direction,
What am I called to do!?
Alas, Lord, How do we get to the cross at all!?