Posted on: 23rd October 2017
“‘Come, follow me,” Jesus said.”
Our faith can be like a fairground ride. Sometimes it goes forwards and back, others it will be full steam ahead. Every now and again it stops and jolts back or maybe goes a loop-the-loop. Whatever it feels like, we are all on a spiritual journey. That’s just part of life.
For some of us we may be paying for our ticket to enter the grounds of the amusement park, others of us will be hopping over the fence trying to get away without paying. Some of us will be holding bags for our friends while they take on the waltzes but wherever we are on that journey, wherever we consider ourselves to be in life, we are all spiritual in some capacity.
Even the disciples of Jesus were on a journey much like us. In Mark 1 v 16-20 it tells us about Jesus calling his first disciples:
As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen.‘Come, follow me,’ Jesus said, ‘and I will send you out to fish for people.’ At once they left their nets and followed him. When he had gone a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John in a boat, preparing their nets. Without delay he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed him.
Jesus didn’t say, “Wait there, I will help.” Nor did he go and sit with them. He said “Come, follow me,” – And they did.
They started their adventure with Jesus, they started moving. They left behind what they were doing and begun their spiritual adventure.
Where are you at on your spiritual journey?
The waltzes, going round and round on the same thought? The rollercoaster, moving forwards with life’s lows and highs of life? Or are you embracing your spiritual adventure?