And to another he said, “Follow me.” (Luke 9:59)
Where were you when you first heard those words? Do you remember? Do you remember when the Lord first called you and you knew it beyond a shadow of a doubt?
I wonder if I first heard those words earlier, when I was just a little girl. Those times I walked to church by myself. Those times I tried to read the entire bible. How about when I just felt like praying?
I must have heard Him.
And isn’t that the awesome thing? I mean – Jesus is always calling us, isn’t he? Our God is a God of second chances and we often need those second chances. We turn to Him and we follow Him and then we turn away, sometimes just for an instant. But God is there, calling us, over and over again. Follow me, He says to us.
Dear Lord, thank you for calling me, over and over. Thank you for loving me, always. Help me to follow you, Lord. Help me to stay on the journey to you and when I fall, pick me up and put me back on the path. Because you know me, Lord, you know my heart, you know that is where I want to be – on the path to You! Amen.