Come follow Me: a continuing call

August 25th, 2012

I was reading John 21 just now and was reminded of Jesus’ call to Peter (Simon Peter) to “Follow Him”.

Peter was called three and a half years before and followed Jesus wherever He went. He saw and was involved in most of what Jesus did.

But after Peter denied Him three times before Jesus’ crucifixion, Jesus chose to reinstate Peter. Jesus asked Peter to take care of His lambs and feed His lambs and sheep (John 21:15-19).

As I read I was reminded that the call to follow Jesus is not just a one time thing. It is a daily call and a daily choice to respond.

Like Peter we may deny Christ, we might chose to go our own way or we may get caught up in other things. This is why Jesus said to take up our cross daily and follow Him (Luke 9:23).

Today, I would encourage you to answer the ongoing call to follow Jesus. Take up your cross, deny yourself and follow Him.

God Bless,