After this he went out and saw a tax collector named Levi, sitting at the tax booth. And he said to him, “Follow me.” And leaving everything, he rose and followed him.Luke 5:27-28
What an incredible scene this is! The disciples left jobs and businesses and family behind in order to follow Jesus. They didn’t know anything about Him, He hadn’t amassed a following, or written a mission statement—Jesus simply invited them to follow Him and they readily accepted.
I don’t know that I would’ve been that keen to drop everything and follow Jesus. I likely would’ve had some follow-up questions. I might have waited to see what His life, mission, and ministry looked like before fully committing to anything. But the disciples didn’t act that way. They responded to the call immediately.[Read more…] about Invited to Follow