When Jesus called His first disciples He said:
- Follow Me, (be with Him)
- I will make you (changed by Him)
- Fishers of men (join His mission)
We’re asking the question: is the invitation still to “follow Him” even though He physically left planet earth?
Looking at the end of John’s gospel sheds some light. Jesus has been raised from the dead and is about to leave. In His last words to Peter He still says “follow Me.” (Jn 21:22)
It seems clear that the plan is still following. Not figuring it out on out own. But a relationship – with Him.
We still need to ask: how do we follow Him when we can’t physically see Him?
Jesus told the disciples the Spirit would be “in” them.
Next time, lets start looking at how His Spirit works in us as we learn to follow. (Gal. 5:25)