Sunday, July 28, 2019

July 28

”Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men." (Mark 1:17 NIV)

I saw them on the beach. The waves were quite high and the surfers were having a super day. But these people differed from the regular surfers. They were an unlikely pair – he tall and slender and she so small that she barely reached his knees. It was a father with his little daughter. The father wanted to teach his daughter how to surf but the girl was afraid. The father walked out into the waves, and showed her how much fun it was when the surf board bounced on the water, and slowly he lured her into the water and in minutes she became more and more relaxed, playing together, and she even dared to try and lay down on the board and move with the waves.
When I saw them both, I thought of Jesus, who calls us into an adventure with regular assignments and challenges. He never forces us. He wants us to be secure in Him, so convinced that He only wants our best, so that we as the disciples in today’s Bible verse, leave all that we are doing and follow Him.

Jesus, thank You that You can be depended on. Thank You that You never move us into assignments that would harm us, or force us, rather You go before us and prepare the way so that we can safely follow You

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