These three year old legs almost have to run to keep up with giant footsteps.
When Jesus told Peter, James, and John to follow Him, I doubt they had any idea how challenging and difficult it would be to follow the footsteps of the Son of God! We have the advantage of Scripture to know how the story ended, but even so, can you picture yourself following Jesus as He walked the dusty paths and streets of Judea and Galilee?
My life path has been following Jesus for over 50 years. At each milestone of maturity that path looks different from the one before. Sometimes I’ve been close behind His steps, feeling His comforting presence through some hard times. Other times I’ve lagged behind, sometimes losing sight of His steps from work, relationships, to-do lists, a sick baby, a frustrated 10 year old, my own physical limitations.
A pull here, a push there, melt-downs, family crisis, or church drama ——– all distractions that take away the focus.
“Follow me” requires a commitment for life, but we can’t do it alone!
Today I thank God for
- the Holy Spirit who helps and supports us through this life journey.
- the examples in Scripture of men and women who left everything to follow.