Saturday, August 7, 2010

Subtle Wisdom

Read Mark 8:34-38

If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. John 12:26

Lifted from our Daily Bread:
When I was in college, my co-worker Bud, a fork truck driver, often enriched my life with his pithy wisdom.  We were eating lunch one day,  when I announced that I was transferring to another school.  "Why?" he asked. "All my friends are transferring" I answered..  Bud chewed his sandwich for a moment and then replied quietly and with subtle irony, "I guess that's one way to pick as school."

His words struck me with rare force.  Of course I thought.  But is this the only way to choose a school?  Will I follow my friends for the rest of my days, or will I follow Jesus?  Will I seek His face and His will and go where He wants me to go?

Twenty Five times in the New Testament, Jesus said to his disciples, "Follow Me".  In Mark 8:34, He said "Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me." No matter what others do or what direction their lives may take, we must do what He asks us to do.

In the words of an old song come to mind:  "My Lords knows the way through the wilderness;  All I have to do is follow"-David Roper

To Find your way through life, follow Jesus..

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