May 16, 2016

John 1:43-51

“Follow me.” When Jesus said these words to Peter, Andrew, James, John, Philip, and many others, they stopped what they were doing and followed him. We know a lot about some of the disciples and very little about others, but we do know none had a resume that made them an obvious fit for what Jesus would ask of them. All were flawed and all were sinners.

We also know Jesus says, “Follow me,” to every believer all day, every day. How often do we argue the point? How often does his command conflict with our carefully-crafted plans? How often do we stop what we’re doing and follow him in faith and obedience?