“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” -Matthew 4:19
Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” -Matthew 16:24
Jesus went out and saw a tax collector by the name of Levi sitting at his tax booth. “Follow me,” Jesus said to him. -Luke 5:27
So we are called to follow Jesus, but we so often focus on the act of people denying themselves, giving up everything to follow Jesus. But where is he going?
I’m not really sure we know the answer, but I bet if you keep asking that question each and every day, we’ll find out. God will let us know when we get there. We just need to keep an eye out for Jesus and follow where He leads.
The other interesting thing about following Jesus, is the fact that “to follow” is an action verb. Meaning, it needs action to be taken.
The nature of following means we are going somewhere, not just staying where we are. We can’t follow someone if we stay where we are. It’s not just thinking about following, that’s not how it works. The verb is to follow, we need to take action and move.
So does it matter where Jesus is going? Not really, but I know he is going somewhere and He is worth following. We need to take action, we have to get up and actually follow.
So I’m going do two things. First, I’m going to ask the question, “Where is Jesus going?” Then comes the action part. I’ll follow.